No new health setback for Krejcir - police

2014-07-02 14:37
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Johannesburg - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has not suffered any new health setbacks, police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale denied reports that Krejcir had been admitted to a prison medical facility because he had suffered a heart attack.

"Krejcir has always been in the prison's medical facility," Makgale said.

"A court order was issued during his bail application which said he must be detained at a medical facility. When he is there, he receives medical check-ups," Makgale said.

Kidney problems

The South Gauteng High Court issued the order in November after Krejcir's doctor testified he could suffer renal failure if he did not get treatment.

Earlier, Krejcir's lawyer Piet du Plessis said Krejcir fell ill on Monday but it was unclear what ailment he suffered from.

The Star newspaper reported that Krejcir was suspected to have had a heart attack.

Krejcir is accused, along with seven others, of conspiring to kill police officer Colonel Nkosana "Killer" Ximba and forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan in a case before the Alexandra Magistrate's Court.

Krejcir, Siboniso Miya, Owen Serero, Zodumo Biyela, ex-crime intelligence Sergeant Nandi Nkosi, Welcome Nkanyiso Mafunda, Siphiwe Memela, and Mike Grigorov appeared in the court on Friday.

In another case Krejcir, along with Desai Luphondo, Warrant Officers Samuel "Saddam" Maropeng and George Nthoroane, and Jan Lefu Mofokeng, and Siboniso Miya face charges of kidnapping, attempted murder, and dealing in drugs.

They allegedly kidnapped Bheki Lukhele from his Katlehong home in June last year in a bid for him to reveal the whereabouts of his brother, Doctor.

Doctor, who worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International Airport, allegedly disappeared with drugs worth millions of rands which he had been tasked to help smuggle to Australia, allegedly for Krejcir.

This matter is expected to resume in the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, on 21 July.

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