SA wants Namibia to extradite fugitive

2011-01-03 14:26

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was preparing documents for the extradition of businessman Louis George Rademeyer who fled the country to avoid serving a prison sentence, a spokesperson said on Monday.

Rademeyer was arrested on New Year's eve while on holiday in Namibia.

"We are busy preparing the extradition application. It's quite a protracted process involving a number of roleplayers, so it's hard to give timelines," NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said.

"As soon as the papers are prepared, the National Director of Public Prosecutions (Menzi Simelane) will sign them off and send them to the department of justice."

Rademeyer is believed to have fled to the United States in 2006 and returned to Namibia for a visit during the festive season.


The Hawks received information on his whereabouts and notified Interpol and Rademeyer was arrested and locked up in Namibia.

Rademeyer, who was a respected businessman in Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, was among eight people convicted on charges of public violence and culpable homicide in 2004.

They were sentenced to five years for public violence and another five years for culpable homicide.

They appealed the sentence, but lost the appeal, and were expected to start serving their sentences in 2006. Rademeyer fled the country just six days before reporting for prison, the Hawks said.

The case against Rademeyer started in 1995 when members of the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) marched in Kuruman.

A group of white citizens of the town decided to hold their own march, resulting in clashes with Samwu members.

The clashes ended in the death of a Samwu member.

  • iqanda - 2011-01-03 14:37

    Good, let him meet with jonny mongrel in pollsmoor. There is no place for criminals in SA. A self professed vigilante is no match for the Hawks. Enjoy prison you fool.

      franssmith100 - 2011-01-03 15:37

      no place for criminals in sa??? the entire government and about 50% of the population is involved in criminal activity in one ofrm or another? - 2011-01-03 16:04

      You want proof? Try reading the news every day.

      TGIL - 2011-01-03 16:06

      proof? dont be a retard, this is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Problem is you okes dont seem to comprehend this corruption theme very well and think its just brothers getting paid, when in actual facts its the vice keeping your homeboys living in shacks, but then you blame the white man. Stupid. been stopped by the cops lately?

      Marc - 2011-01-03 16:13

      Just watch the news everyday to see another menesta or high flying ANC cronie or government official or local councillor involved in corrupt deals and tenders. EVERYDAY, moron! No further proof needed. But I guess you are one of those totally brainwashed ANC sheeple who cannot think for yourself unless the headsheep goes bêêêê.

      razeenc - 2011-01-03 16:17

      @Franssmith100 - your statement is fallacious. You can't state a statistic without backing it up. Your 50% of the population statement then means that should there be 4 ppl in your household, at least 2 of them are involved in criminal activity...

      DeonL - 2011-01-03 16:28

      The Government does not tolerate criminals as they don't like competition!

      DieSkim - 2011-01-03 16:37

      @razeenc: Do you have any irrefutable evidence/statistics/figures to prove the contrary to what Frans said. If not; it would be best to hold your peace in the peanut gallery

      Hilton - 2011-01-03 16:38

      Yea Iqanda, nobody is blind as those who don't want to see. Catch a wake up call.

      WhatsTrue - 2011-01-03 16:54

      wow iqanda, your ignorant statements make me laugh. No place for ciminals in SA? Guess you never actually read the newspaperswow iqanda, your ignorant statements make me laugh. No place for ciminals in SA? Guess you never actually read the newspapers

  • Steven - 2011-01-03 14:45

    Hope they will double his sentence. Liquidate his assets to recover all this cost. Yes, his family will suffer but that is part of the results of his crime. You do the with the results!

      franssmith100 - 2011-01-03 15:37

      agreed, but a pity it only applies to some... and not all?

      WhatsTrue - 2011-01-03 16:55

      pity they sentenced the wrong people and not the guilty person

  • bokfan1 - 2011-01-03 14:54

    Unfortunately for him he's not the the president and didn't have the money to allow the the 'law' to work for him. If your name was zuma or you had the 'connections' and money Glen Agliotti as you could have been a free man........

      franssmith100 - 2011-01-03 15:44

      or zuma's buddies...

  • Ragingbull1 - 2011-01-03 15:30

    How did the man die? What were the circumstances and was Rademeyer merely in the "group" or was he the ACTUAL perpertrator who killed the deceased? Many serious crimes are bungled in court and criminals set free, many with political favour, so this man was part of a group that marched doesnt make him a murderer...... Perhaps community service and or a fine payab;e to the victims family may have been more conducive?

      WhatsTrue - 2011-01-03 16:57

      he wasnt the actual perpretrator. The perpretrator wasnt caught, which is general knowledge in Kuruman

  • Johann - 2011-01-03 15:58

    ok, well done! now extradite that mosambican that assaulted that baby in her own home, up to a point that she landed up blind!

  • witboer - 2011-01-03 18:43

    Ek geen nie om of die ding WIT is of SWART is sluit die kriminele toe en gooi die sleutels weg. Lock them all up. White or Black.

  • a.bryanh - 2011-01-04 10:04

    Why are people who oppose a corrupt system called...right wing? why are liberals not called left wing by the press?what are the exact details of his alleged crime? Interpol!are they still used,aren't they discredited since choosing j.selebi to head them ,can they be trusted?

  • Gilbert - 2011-01-19 09:01

    well at least the media gets to write about the alleged corruption back in the day, no one knew how much money got stolen or ciphened into european accounts, why are so many old politicians from the apartheid era so rich today,they did not work hard they just stole money. look at all the Writing in the early 2000's about the compaines who stole the pension fund monies etc and all these other businesses that were established during apartheid era. Dont be blinded by reports from copnaies who have hidden agendas from their editors or owners, but the point is back in day nothing was reported we owed millions to the world bank of loans made by that government to support their habit of paying companies to open factoreis in towns like Queenstown and Atlantis just to keep non whites out of the city, the previous government, monet well spent i suppose hey, and yes i can mention much more of the money goe that we stilpaying back but now it is an issue just because you bitter that you cannot have the whole pie but only part of it.

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