George Louka hospitalised for TB

2015-02-23 10:58
George Louca. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

George Louca. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Cypriot national George Louka, accused of the murder of Teazers' boss Lolly Jackson, has been hospitalised for tuberculosis, the Hawks said on Monday.

"He was hospitalised [on Friday] it is true," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"There were issues about his health which necessitated us to take him to hospital. The doctors suspected that he might be having problems with TB, then we had to take him to hospital."

Mulaudzi did not want to disclose which hospital Louka was being treated in, but said he was under heavy police guard.

Lolly Jackson murder

Louka is standing trial under the name George Smith for killing Jackson.

Jackson was shot dead in a house in Edleen, on the East Rand, on 3 May 2010. At the time it was reported that Louka called then Gauteng police intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to the crime.

His lawyer Owen Blumberg said during Louka's last court appearance they would argue that Louka did not murder Jackson.

City Press and EWN reported last month that according to an affidavit they were privy to, Czech fugitive and businessman Radovan Krejcir, already on trial for another murder, was the triggerman.

Forensic consultant Paul O'Sullivan reportedly said that, according to Louka, Jackson was shot in a house Louka was renting after a "verbal and then physical dispute concerning money laundering".

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