South Africa 26.3.2014 11:49 am

George Louca appears in court

FILE PICTURE: Murder suspect George Louca (C) hides behind a jacket as he leaves the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday, 10 February 2014. He will appear again on February 18. Louca returned to South Africa after losing his final appeal in the Supreme Court in Cyprus, the last of several attempts to evade extradition. Louca fled South Africa after strip club owner Lolly Jackson's murder at a house in Edenglen, east of Johannesburg, on May 3, 2010. He allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

FILE PICTURE: Murder suspect George Louca (C) hides behind a jacket as he leaves the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday, 10 February 2014. He will appear again on February 18. Louca returned to South Africa after losing his final appeal in the Supreme Court in Cyprus, the last of several attempts to evade extradition. Louca fled South Africa after strip club owner Lolly Jackson's murder at a house in Edenglen, east of Johannesburg, on May 3, 2010. He allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Dressed in blue jeans, a white shirt, and black jacket, murder accused George Louca stepped into the dock at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on the East Rand on Wednesday.

He looked composed as he spoke to his lawyer Owen Blumberg.

Louca, a Cypriot national, appeared amid a high security presence with heavily armed members of the special task team present in court.

He is accused of killing Teazers boss Lolly Jackson. He faces additional charges of money laundering and possession of stolen goods.

Louca returned to South Africa several weeks ago after losing his final appeal in the Supreme Court of Cyprus, the last of several attempts to evade extradition.

He left South Africa after Jackson was shot dead at a house in Edenglen, east of Johannesburg, on May 3, 2010.

Louca reportedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and admitted to being present when Jackson was murdered.

Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale said at the time the Hawks were investigating a number of other cases to which Louca could possibly be linked.

– Sapa

 

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