O'Sullivan OK with Krejcir postponement

2015-04-13 17:30
Radovan Krejcir at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

Radovan Krejcir at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - One of Radovan Krejcir's alleged murder targets says he is okay with the delays in getting him to trial.

Paul O'Sullivan told journalists at the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge that the postponements were necessary.

"I think the postponements are necessary because Krejcir is still on trial at another location. It's impossible to be in two places at the same time," he said on Monday.

"The law doesn't [permit] the high court to be involved in two trials at once."

Czech fugitive Krejcir and seven co-accused had on Monday appeared in connection with conspiracy to murder O'Sullivan and Colonel Nkosana "Killer" Ximba.

The matter was postponed until Friday as two of the accused, Welcome Nkanyiso Mafunda and Mike Grigorov, were not present in court.

They had not been brought from prison to the court after the previous judge in the matter mistakenly wrote on their documents that they should be brought back into court on May 13 instead of April 13.

Two of the other accused, Owen Serero and Zodumo Biyela informed the court that they had since opted to find alternative attorneys and had dropped Simon Senosi, who was appearing for both of them.

O'Sullivan entered the courtroom just as proceedings began on Monday and sat in the second row of the court gallery.

He took out his phone and snapped pictures of the accused as they stood in the dock, before perching his glasses on his forehead and following the proceedings attentively.

O'Sullivan later told journalists that the postponements did not bother him as he was confident justice would be served.

"Krejcir and his cronies will spend the rest of their lives in prison, not only for the crime of conspiring to murder me, but for the other crimes they've been involved in," he said, adding that he had confidence in the justice system.

"I have absolutely no doubt that these people will be found guilty and will spend the rest of their lives in jail." 

Mafunda and Grigorov were expected to appear in court on Friday.

All the accused in the matter would then return to court on April 24. 

Read more on:    radovan krejcir  |  paul o'sullivan  |  johannesburg  |  crime

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