Krejcir guilty of attempted murder and kidnapping


Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is seen during an appearance in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday, 24 February 2014 where he once again applied for bail.

JOHANNESBURG – Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was found guilty of attempted murder and kidnapping by the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.

Judge Collin Lamont found Krejcir was involved in the kidnapping of Bheki Lukhele and of trying to force Lukhele to reveal the whereabouts of his brother Doctor.

This is one of four cases against Krejcir and it is the first time he has been convicted by a South African court.

The Czech businessman has already spent 20 months behind bars.

His defence team had asked the courts to acquit him of all charges. They say the State has failed to produce concrete evidence of the charges against him.

Krejcir was arrested in November 2013, with five others, three of them crime intelligence officers.

They all face charges of drug dealing, kidnapping, torture, conspiracy to murder and murdering Lebanese national and alleged drug dealer Sam Issa.





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