Lolly mur­der sus­pect set for re­turn to SA

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THE JUS­TICE depart­ment has con­firmed that murderaccused Ge­orge Luca will be ex­tra­dited to South Africa, but couldn’t say when.

Luca faces charges re­lat­ing to the mur­der of Teaz­ers strip club boss Lolly Jack­son in 2010.

“Now that he has lost his ap­peal (against the ex­tra­di­tion or­der), In­ter­pol is work­ing around the clock to fi­nalise the lo­gis­tics of en­sur­ing his re­turn to South Africa to face charges that he had run away from,” depart­ment spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said yes­ter­day.

Al­though the depart­ment could not say when the ex­tradi- tion might hap­pen, the “au­thor­i­ties are treat­ing the mat­ter with ur­gency”.

Mhaga said the govern­ment was pleased that the “wheels of jus­tice will be in mo­tion”.

“We are also en­cour­aged that our le­gal sys­tem is get­ting more recog­ni­tion in­ter­na­tion­ally,” he said. – Sapa

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