Kre­j­cir a flight risk, says prose­cu­tor

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THE BAIL ap­pli­ca­tion by Czech fugi­tive Radovan Kre­j­cir and three co-ac­cused has been post­poned un­til Mon­day by the Palm Ridge Re­gional Court for fur­ther ev­i­dence, the Na­tional Pros­e­cut­ing Au­thor­ity ( NPA) said.

Kre­j­cir, De­sai Luphondo and two mem­bers of the Hawks, war­rant of­fi­cers Sa­muel Modise Maropeng and Ge­orge Jeff Nthoroane, ap­peared yes­ter­day.

They were ar­rested last month on charges of as­sault, kid­nap­ping and at­tempted mur­der.

Maropeng and Nthoroane are at­tached to the Hawks or­gan­ised crime unit in Ger­mis­ton.

They pre­vi­ously sub­mit­ted through their lawyer Fran­cois Roets that the State had no case or ev­i­dence against them.

They de­nied the charges and the State’s con­tention that they had threat­ened wit­nesses.

Roets ear­lier told the court that it was not true that Maropeng owned four lux­ury cars and four prop­er­ties.

In op­pos­ing bail for Kre­j­cir, prose­cu­tor Louis Mashi­ane sub­mit­ted that he could flee to the Sey­chelles with his fam­ily if granted bail.

“It is on record that the fam­ily have sev­eral pass­ports, some in as­sumed names.”

On Wed­nes­day, Mashi­ane said Kre­j­cir had stated in an af­fi­davit that his mother had trans­ferred R40 mil­lion to South Africa.

Mag­is­trate Regi­nald Dama asked Mashi­ane if the men­tion of the money was to show that Kre­j­cir was, as the only child, the per­son to in­herit the money and would not ab­scond only to leave it be­hind.

Mashi­ane said that might be so. – Sapa

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