Report: Murder plot against Louka

2014-07-18 10:23
George Louka (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

George Louka (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Cypriot national George Louka, accused of killing Teazers strip club boss Lolly Jackson will no longer be appearing in court in person, The Star reported on Friday.

His lawyer Owen Blumberg told Kempton Magistrate's Court on Thursday, where Louka was set to appear on a separate charge of possession of stolen property, that his client's security had been compromised.

"There is a very real possibility that my client will have to be placed in new detention facilities," he was quoted as saying.

Blumberg said he had come to an agreement with the State to have Louka "appear" in court through a closed circuit television system.

The newspaper reported on Thursday that it learned through unnamed sources there was a plot to assassinate Louca.

The case was remanded to 6 August.

Louka was extradited to South Africa in February after losing a final appeal, the last of several attempts to avoid extradition.

He fled South Africa after Jackson was killed at a house on the East Rand on 3 May 2010.

He was expected to appear in the South Gauteng High Court, to sit at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court from 26 January to 6 March next year for the murder of Jackson.

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