Krejcir & co back in court for Sam Issa murder trial

2016-05-03 05:25
Radovan Krejcir appears in court.(Jenni Evans, News24)

Radovan Krejcir appears in court.(Jenni Evans, News24)

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Johannesburg - Convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir and four others are expected to appear in the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday for the murder trial of Lebanese national Sam Issa.

Issa was gunned down while he waited at an intersection in Bedfordview around 06:00 on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Police found at least 30 spent cartridges on the scene.

Krejcir faces nine charges along with co-accused Bulgarian Lybohir Grigorov, Mfaniseni Memela, Nkanyiso Mafunda and Siboniso Miya.

Krejcir's alibi claimed that he left a restaurant in the same complex as his business Moneypoint, in Bedfordview, around 05:00 on the morning of the shooting, after a drink-fuelled night with old friends. He then claimed to have gone to visit a female friend in Linksfield after leaving the restaurant.

In a previous appearance, Krejcir told the court he only found out later that morning that Issa had been killed.

However, the State's investigators believed he was behind the hit, despite the fact that they could not place him on the scene.

Krejcir has denied any part in Issa's murder. He claimed he only knew him vaguely from clubs and restaurants, knew that he was from Lebanon, and that he had no family in South Africa.

The State alleged that Issa was killed because he and Krejcir argued about R500 000 in cash Issa had lent Krejcir for a bail application in another case.

Krejcir said this was a lie. He claimed his mother had sent him bail money and that Issa owed him R500 000.

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