Rorisang Kgosana
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19 Oct 2016
1:45 pm

Krejcir wants to turn state witness

Rorisang Kgosana

The Czech fugitive crime boss is apparently ready to spill the beans on 'collusive dealings' with the likes of Zuma ally Richard Mdluli.

Radovan Krejcir appears ahead of court proceedings, 21 July 2015, at the South Gauteng High Court, in the Johannesburg CBD, for the final arguments of the case. Krejcir is facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and torture of Bhekithemba Lukhele. Picture: Alaister Russell

Radovan Krejcir has sent a letter to the National Prosecuting Authority, negotiating to turn state witness on condition he seeks voluntary extradition to the Czech Republic.

According to the letter, which was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions South Gauteng earlier this month, Krejcir is willing to plead guilty on cases he faces.

The letter states that Krejcir had “collusive corrupt dealings” with top police officials and magistrates.

“Furthermore, I am instructed that (my) client had collusive corrupt dealings with the likes of Lt General Moonoo, Major General Mabasa, Magistrate Holzen and Lt General Mdluli,” Krejcir’s attorney, Eric Bryer wrote in the letter.

“My instructions are that he is prepared to undergo extensive debriefing and to testify in respect thereof from his home country of Czech Republic where adequate security will be given.”

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The letter further states that Krejcir has the approval of his home country through his attorneys based there.

Speaking at AfriForum’s Anti-Corruption Unit launch, top forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan provided proof to the media of Krejcir’s collusive and corrupt dealings with senior officials within the criminal justice system.

“Instead of locking him up, [they] colluded with him to commit fraud, corruption, racketeering, robbery and murder, and to defeat the ends of justice. I have opened multiple dockets that contain volumes of prima facie evidence against these senior officials, and yet none of them has to date been brought to book. Instead, I have been attacked in the most unsettling of ways and with considerable state resources,” O’Sullivan said.

Krejcir is currently on trial for the murder of Lebanese national Sam Issa while his Playboy model ex-girlfriend Marissa Christopher was granted bail last month for being part of an alleged plot to break Krejcir out of jail at the Zonderwater Prison in Cullinan, Tshwane.

Earlier, he was convicted in another case of attempted murder and kidnapping. The Czech national also faces charges of drug dealing, kidnapping, torture, and conspiracy to murder. He is wanted by his home country for tax fraud and conspiracy to murder.

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