Underworld figures claim hit out on Luca

2013-07-21 10:11
George Luca (Supplied)

George Luca (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Underworld figures claimed that a hit has been put out on Cypriot George Luca who is expected to stand trial for the murder of striptease kingpin Lolly Jackson.

The Sunday World reported that the trial is expected to blow South Africa’s underworld dealings wide open.

Interpol has informed the Justice Department to expect Luca next week. He lost his final appeal in his fight against extradition to South Africa from Cyprus this week.

Meanwhile, an insider with close links to underworld figures told the newspaper that it would be a "miracle" if Luca made it to the stand to testify.

"Luca took instructions. He knows what happened and his testimony in court will rattle cages for sure.

"It is a well-known fact in those circles that there is a hit out on Luca and that he will be killed when he gets back into the country."

Luca was known to have been Czeck fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s runner at the time of Jackson’s murder. Jackson was gunned down at Luca’s home in Johannesburg in May 2010 in an apparent hit.

Justice Department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said all logistics for Luca’s return would be finalised this week.

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