Krejcir expected back in court after bomb threat disruption

2016-02-23 05:34
Radovan Krejcir in court. (Jenni Evans, News24)

Radovan Krejcir in court. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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5 wild Krejcir moments: bomb scare, smuggled phones and a knife

2016-02-23 09:40

Krejcir, who was convicted of kidnapping and attempted murder last year, has become synonymous with drama. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg  The sentencing proceedings of Czech fugitive Radaovan Krejcir were expected to resume on Tuesday in the Johannesburg High Court after they were halted on Monday due to a bomb scare.

The court was evacuated on Monday afternoon while police sniffer dogs were brought in to check for explosive devices.

A court official, Zoleka Sondlo, said shortly after lunch, the court had received a call from a man who claimed there was a bomb in the building.

Proceedings were expected to continue on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Krejcir, who represented himself, asked Judge Colin Lamont to recuse himself from the case, saying he was biased and dishonest.

Dressed in a short-sleeved white T-shirt, Krejcir, whose hands were chained and in handcuffs, failed to satisfy Lamont when making his submissions. Lamont dismissed his application.

Krejcir then asked Lamont for a postponement but Lamont also denied that request. 

There have been numerous delays in the sentencing of Krejcir and his five co-accused since their conviction in August. 

The group was found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs. He was involved in the kidnapping and torture of Bheki Lukhele, whose brother, Doctor, allegedly disappeared with 25kg of the drug tik, which belonged to Krejcir.

Doctor worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International Airport and Krejcir wanted his help to smuggle the drug out of the country.

Read more on:    radovan krejcir  |  johannesburg  |  crime

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