021213. Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court today. Krejcir's allegations are assault, kidnapping and attempeted murder. 159 Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

Johannesburg -

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his three co-accused will appear in the Palm Ridge Regional Court on Friday on charges of kidnapping, assault and attempted murder.

Krejcir will appear alongside Sandton businessman Desai Luphondo, and two members of the Hawks - warrant officers Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane. They were arrested in November.

In June, they allegedly kidnapped and assaulted 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

They are accused of keeping the man at Krejcir's Money Point business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, for four days, and assaulting him.

On January 10, the Johannesburg High Court denied Krejcir leave to appeal the dismissal of his application for bail by the Palm Ridge Regional Court on December 13. - Sapa