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Krejcir awaits court ruling

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir. File photo: Chris Collingridge

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir. File photo: Chris Collingridge

Published Nov 25, 2013


Johannesburg -

The Johannesburg High Court is expected to pass judgment on Monday on whether Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir will be moved from jail to hospital.

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Krejcir’s lawyers filed an urgent application with the court on Sunday, requesting that he be moved from jail to hospital.

They claimed that Krejcir was assaulted following his arrest on Friday.

Judge Ramarumo Monama on Monday reserved judgment.

“Judgment in this matter is reserved to later today,” Monama said shortly before 1am on Monday morning in the Johannesburg High Court.

The verdict would be delivered at 11am.

Monama heard testimony from Krejcir's doctor, a state doctor and a police official.

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Krejcir's doctor, who cannot be named for security reasons, recommended that the Czech businessman be taken to hospital. He said Krejcir could face renal failure if he did not receive medical attention.

The doctor said the injuries suffered by Krejcir were consistent with those of someone who been assaulted.

The State also called its own doctor, who claimed that he had observed injuries on Krejcir’s wrists. He claimed those could have been caused by the handcuffs.

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The State argued that Krejcir could receive medical attention in jail.

Meanwhile, Krejcir and a co-accused were expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on kidnapping and attempted murder charges.

It was not known how the latest developments would affect that appearance. - Sapa

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