South Africa 12.5.2014 09:28 am

George Louca back in court

FILE PICTURE: George Louca appears in the Kempton Park Magistrates court on charges of the murder of Lolly Jackson, 26 March 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

FILE PICTURE: George Louca appears in the Kempton Park Magistrates court on charges of the murder of Lolly Jackson, 26 March 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

George Louca is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged with the murder of Teazers strip club owner Lolly Jackson.

Louca returned to South Africa in February after losing his final appeal to avoid extradition in the Cypriot Supreme Court.

At his last appearance Louca was asked to clarify whether his surname was Louca or Smith. After receiving an enquiry from the prosecution, magistrate Eric Mhlari asked that Louca explain why he was charged in a separate case in 2007 under the name George Smith.

“We are dealing with one and the same person,” his lawyer Owen Blumberg told the court. He could not immediately explain the reason for the two names.

The case was postponed to May 12 as the forensic expert who was expected to present evidence had been occupied with the trial of another murder-accused, paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

He fled South Africa after Jackson was killed at a house on the East Rand on May 3, 2010. Louca allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.

He faces additional charges of money laundering and possession of stolen goods.

Sapa

 

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