CAPE TOWN – SENTENCING proceedings in the case against convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir are expected to get underway in the Johannesburg High Court Friday.
Last month, Krejcir was found guilty of kidnapping, attempted murder and drug dealing.
Krejcir’s co-accused Desai Luphondo, Siboniso Miya, and former warrant officers George Nthoroane, Samuel Maropeng and Jan Lefu Mofokeng were all found guilty of kidnapping. All, except Nthoroane, were also convicted on the attempted murder charge. Nthoroane was found guilty of common assault.
Krejcir, with the help of his five co-accused, kidnapped and assaulted Bhekithemba Lukhele in June 2013.
Lukhele was kidnapped from his Katlehong home after his brother, who worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International airport, apparently disappeared with 25kg of crystal methamphetamine (tik) he was supposed to help transport to Australia, allegedly for Krejcir.
Lukhele was reportedly held at Krejcir’s Money Point gold exchange business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, and tortured in a bid to have him reveal his brother’s whereabouts.
Krejcir is on trial in several other matters involving two murder charges, as well as a case of conspiracy to commit murder. – ANA