Louka not in good condition - Hawks

2015-04-07 14:13

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Johannesburg - George Louka, who faces a murder charge for Teazers boss Lolly Jackson's killing, is in hospital and being looked after by the state, the Hawks said on Tuesday.

"So far we have been informed he is not in good condition and the state is looking after him," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"The investigation team has been dealing with this matter since he was diagnosed with cancer and making sure he gets treatment where he is."

Treatment

He could not say when Louka was admitted to hospital or whether he is in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

"Since last month we've been receiving updates on his condition and we were also interacting with his lawyers."

According to reports, Louka's lawyer wants to approach the courts to have his client moved from a prison hospital to a state or private hospital.

His lawyer, Owen Bloomberg, told Eyewitness News that Louka had great difficulty breathing on Monday.

"There was an attempt to take him to a government hospital but he was refused admission so he was taken back to the current hospital where they are unable to treat him properly," Bloomberg was quoted as saying.

Bloomberg reportedly said that if his client was not moved from the prison hospital before the end of Tuesday he would consider going to the high court.

Affidavits

On Sunday, it was reported that Louka made claims in five affidavits, that Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir shot Jackson during a fight over R740 000.

He reportedly claimed Krejcir kicked Jackson after firing the first shot and screamed: "You want to know who I am, I will show you who I am, you fucking cockroach."

He said Jackson begged for his life but Krejcir pumped several more shots into his body.

Louka was extradited to South Africa from Cyprus to stand trial for Jackson's murder.

He appeared in court in February last year on charges of murder and possession of stolen property.

The case was postponed this year after it was revealed that he was dying of lung cancer and was being treated in a secret prison hospital.

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