Security tight for Radovan Krejcir case

FILE PICTURE: Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir laughs while speaking to his family members from left: mother Nadezda, his wife Katerina and son Denis during an appearance in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court . Picture: SAPA

FILE PICTURE: Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir laughs while speaking to his family members from left: mother Nadezda, his wife Katerina and son Denis during an appearance in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court . Picture: SAPA

Armed police tactical teams were at the Palm Ridge Regional Court where Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others were expected to appear on Monday.

They did not allow vehicles near the court. Security guards stood at the courtroom door and searched everyone going in.

Krejcir’s wife Katerina Krejcirova was not in court when proceedings started.

Krejcir, Desai Luphondo, Samuel Modise Maropeng, George Jeff Nthoroane, Jan Lefu Mofokeng, and Siboniso Miya face charges of dealing in drugs, attempted murder, and kidnapping.

Luphondo, Maropeng, Nthoroane, and Mofokeng were released on R5000 bail each in December. Krejcir has been denied bail several times.

The group is allegedly linked to the kidnapping and attempted murder of a man whose brother, known only as “Doctor”, disappeared with a 25kg shipment of tik he had been recruited to help smuggle through OR Tambo International Airport.

The kidnapped man was allegedly kept at Krejcir’s Money Point business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, in June last year where he was reportedly assaulted for four days.

– Sapa

 

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