Warning after blast: 'Blood will flow'

2013-11-13 11:00
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Bomb explodes near Jhb mall

A bomb exploded in Bedfordview in a shop owned by businessman Radovan Krejcir.

Johannesburg - Shootings and bomb blasts in Bedfordview targeting Radovan Krejcir have turned the area into the “Wild West” a resident says where a man warned that 'blood will flow''.

The blast at Krejcir’s Money Point shop on Tuesday night killed two people, both associates of the controversial businessman, and critically injured three others.

The Life Bedfordview Gardens Hospital was in lockdown on Tuesday night, the Times reported, leaving concerned friends and family of the injured waiting outside.

A heavily armed man who was standing with grieving relatives was overheard telling family members that "blood will flow. I tell you, now blood will flow".

A crime intelligence officer told the newspaper that the blast was just the build up and that “a storm is coming”.

In July, Krejcir escaped unharmed from an apparent bid to kill him outside his office.

"It is alleged that he [Krejcir] arrived at the premises and parked his vehicle," police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said at the time.

"As he was leaving the parking spot, an explosive device was detonated from the back of a vehicle, a VW Polo, parked opposite his vehicle."

Krejcir is wanted in the Czech Republic where he was sentenced in absentia to six-and-a-half years for tax fraud. He was also charged with conspiracy to murder, counterfeiting, extortion, and abduction.



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