Owen Serero case postponed

Owen Serero, one of the people arrested in connection with the attempted murder of investigators in Czech fugutive Radovan Krejcir's case, appears in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, 2 June 2014. Serero, Krejcir, Siboniso Miya, Zoduma Biyela, Jacob Nare, Nkanyiso Mafunda and police sergeant Nandi Nkosi were alleged to have conspired to kill Colonel Nkosana "Killer" Ximba and forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. The case was postponed to June 23 because the results of the DNA samples which had been taken for forensic testing were outstanding. An identity parade was also to be finalised. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Owen Serero, who was part of a group of people arrested in connection with the attempted murder of investigators in Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s case, appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The case was postponed to June 23 because the results of the DNA samples which had been taken for forensic testing were outstanding.

The court heard that the matter was ready for trial.

During one of his appearances in March, the court heard that police found five cellphones and two hacksaws in his cell.

It was unclear how Serero, who had previously escaped from police custody, had obtained the phones and saws.

Serero, Krejcir, Siboniso Miya, Zoduma Biyela, Jacob Nare, Nkanyiso Mafunda and police sergeant Nandi Nkosi are alleged to have conspired to kill Colonel Nkosana “Killer” Ximba and forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan.

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