Louca advised to get a lawyer

2014-02-10 14:43
George Louka (File)

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Johannesburg - The murder case against Cypriot George Louca was postponed to February 18 by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

During this time, Louca was told to appoint an attorney as he did not have one.

"I need to speak to my family and see what funds we have available to appoint an attorney," Louca said through an interpreter.

Louca said he needed between seven to 14 days for this. Magistrate Prince Manyathi said the charges against Louca included murder and money laundering.

Prosecutor JJ du Toit put further information on the record. He said George Smith, Louca's alias, faced four criminal charges at various courts.

Breakdown of charges

The first related to a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.

It was alleged that on 17 November 2006 Smith was in possession of property estimated at R1.5m belonging to Skye Footwear.

He was arrested on that day and later appeared in the Kempton Park Regional Court.

He was released on bail and failed to appear in court on 14 April 2010.

A warrant was then issued for his arrest, said Du Toit.

Information was then provided that Smith had been in hospital on 14 April after allegedly being assaulted.

Smith had to reappear in court on 4 May 2010 but did not arrive.

The second related to another charge of suspected stolen property. It was alleged that on 10 May 2007, Smith was in possession of property belonging to different companies to the value of R280 000.

He was released on bail but failed to appear in court on 4 May 2010.

The third related to defeating or obstructing the course of justice, and alleged racketeering and money laundering activities during July 2008 and December 2009. No arrest was made at the time, said Du Toit.

The fourth related to murder, and possession of a firearm and ammunition in connection with the murder of strip club owner Lolly Jackson.

Phone crime intel boss to confess

Louca returned to South Africa on Sunday morning after losing his final appeal in the Supreme Court of Cyprus, the last of several attempts to evade extradition.

Louca fled South Africa after Jackson's murder at a house in Edenglen, on the East Rand, on 3 May 2010.

He allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.

Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said on Sunday the Hawks were investigating a number of other cases to which Louca could possibly be linked.

Louca previously told the Sunday Times he did not believe he would be granted a fair trial.
- SAPA
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