Krejcir under permanent guard at hospital

FILE PICTURE: Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir. Photo: Johann Hattingh/Citizen

FILE PICTURE: Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir. Photo: Johann Hattingh/Citizen

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir remains under close police guard at an undisclosed hospital, according to National Police.

Police spokesman Soloman Makgale. He said yesterday that Krejcir was in a “secure” environment because of the nature of allegations against him.

“He is being guarded at the required level, 24/7. We have to ensure that the necessary security is provided,” Makgale said.

“We cannot provide you with further details but it is suffice to say that the security is sufficient.”

Charges against Krejcir following his arrest on Friday have been confirmed as kidnapping and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The South Gauteng High Court granted an urgent application by Krejcir’s lawyers on Sunday night to have him moved from prison to a private hospital. He was then transported to an undisclosed hospital on Monday after claims by his lawyers that police assaulted and “tasered” him.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate are investigating his claims.

An expert who spoke following Krejcir’s bail application at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court has said that a likelihood of renal failure depended on the severity of Krejcir’s apparent injuries.

This bail application has been postponed to next Monday.

Two Hawks members have meanwhile been arrested after being linked to Krecjir, the SA Press Association reported.


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