Johannesburg - Radovan Krejcir’s mother is offering a R2 million reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or people said to be trying to kill her son.
Nadezda Krejcirova sent out a press release on Tuesday, saying she was looking for information provided to the police that would lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of those responsible for the two attempts made recently on Krejcir’s life.
The first attempt she mentions occurred in July outside the offices of Money Point in Bedfordview, when a “motorcar that had been rigged with crude guns and operated by remote control” shot at Krejcir.
There were 12 remote-controlled gun barrels behind the rear licence plate of a car in the bizarre attempt, which has been described as being like something out of a James Bond movie.
The empty, parked vehicle - a red VW Polo that had been stolen - burst into flames after the shooting.
Bullets from the weapon peppered Krejcir’s bullet-proof Mercedes-Benz.
But Krejcir - who had got out of the car and walked away while talking on his cellphone - was unscathed.
Another attempt that Krejcir thinks was a hit attempt was the blast that occurred at Money Point last week.
Two people, Ronny Bvuma and Jan Charvat, were killed and five injured.
Afterwards, Krejcir said he had been the target of a terrorist attack, and all the speculation that he was the leader of the gang-style murders around him was untrue.
His mother said she was offering a R1m reward for each of the incidents.
She lives in the Czech Republic but has been in South Africa to visit Krejcir.
In 2011, she was questioned by officials minutes after landing in Joburg.
Officials told the media they had received information that she was carrying a large sum of cash.
Krejcirova is listed by the Prague Post as the Czech Republic’s 10th richest woman.
She controls the Tesin Printing Works and has amassed a fortune of 360 million koruna (about R180m).