Krejcir is in SA to stay: lawyer

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Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir appears in the Palm Ridge Regional Court. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Johannesburg - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has no intention of leaving South Africa, the Palm Ridge Regional Court in Alberton heard on Monday.

“He is bound to stay and has no intentions to leave this country whatsoever,” his lawyer Willie Vermeulen said.

Krejcir and co-accused Desai Luphondo, and Hawks Warrant Officers Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane, were applying for bail. They face charges of kidnapping, assault, and attempted murder.

Vermeulen said Krejcir's detention was unlawful. In his affidavit, Krejcir said police assaulted and tortured him.

“Also, the allegations that witnesses were in danger and had received death threats are all made up,” Vermeulen said.

Earlier in the day, Krejcir's wife Katerina Krejcirova denied that she and her family had several false passports.

“I arrived in this country using my Seychelles passport,” she told the court.

“I travelled to Mauritius with my two sons, Daniel and Dennis, using that passport.”


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