Johannesburg - A man believed to have killed one of Radovan Krejcir’s associates in a hail of bullets last year has been tracked down and arrested on separate charges of conspiring to assassinate two men who have investigated the Czech fugitive.
Bassam Issa, a Lebanese-born businessman also known as Black Sam and Cripple Sam, was gunned down in Bedfordview in October last year.
His black Audi Q7 was riddled with 33 bullets after a car pulled up next to him, and one of its occupants opened fire at an intersection near the Bedford Centre mall.
At the time, sources said Issa had worked for Krejcir. The Czech fugitive strongly denied this, although he did admit that he knew the man as they both lived in Bedfordview.
A source close to the Issa investigation said the police had tracked down the gunman, who was on the run, to Durban last week, and he was brought back to Joburg on Thursday.