State opposes Krejcir bail bid

2014-02-24 14:43
Radovan Krejcir (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Radovan Krejcir (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The State opposed the bail application of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir on Monday, arguing that evidence brought forward in the fresh bail bid was not new.

In an affidavit read out by his lawyer Annelene van den Heever, Krejcir listed several reasons why he should be granted bail, saying an affidavit submitted by the SA Revenue Service in his previous bail bid was not completely accurate.

Prosecutor Louis Mashiane argued that Krejcir's legal team knew of the affidavit, and its contents were no surprise. He dismissed the defence's argument as nonsensical.

This was Krejcir's third bail bid.

Krejcir said he could pay a substantial amount if granted bail.

He would hand in all his family's passports, would agree to be placed under house arrest and could report to a police station twice daily, he said.

He, Siboniso Miya, Sandton businessman Desai Luphondo, and three members of the Hawks, Samuel Modise Maropeng, George Jeff Nthoroane and Ian Jan Mofokeng were arrested for the kidnapping and attempted murder of an East Rand man.


In June last year they allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a man whose brother, known only as "Doctor", disappeared with a 25kg shipment of tik he had been recruited to help smuggle through OR Tambo International Airport.

They allegedly kept the man at Krejcir's Money Point business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, for four days, and assaulted him.

On 10 January, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg denied Krejcir leave to appeal the dismissal of his application for bail by the Palm Ridge Regional Court on 13 December.

All the accused are out on bail except Krejcir and Miya. Miya was facing other criminal charges in a different court.

As in previous appearances, the road leading to the court was blocked off. Outside the courtroom, scores of police officers lined the benches.

People entering the court were searched. Inside court, more officers filled the gallery.

Krejcir's wife, Katerina Krejcirova, was present for the proceedings. She sat next to Krejcir's son and a blonde woman in the front row of the court gallery.

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