Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir appears in the Palm Ridge Regional Court on Monday, 2 December 2013. Krejcir said he had been charged with assault, attempted murder, and kidnapping.He asked for bail of R50,000 and said there was no possibility of him leaving the country.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir appears in the Palm Ridge Regional Court on Monday, 2 December 2013. Krejcir said he had been charged with assault, attempted murder, and kidnapping.He asked for bail of R50,000 and said there was no possibility of him leaving the country.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Krejcir is in SA to stay: lawyer

By SAPA Time of article published Dec 2, 2013

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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.”

Sapa

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