Radovan Krejcir is due back in
court on today where he will appeal both his conviction and 35-year
Krejcir and his five
co-accused were last year convicted for attempted murder, kidnapping and
dealing in drugs.
The group includes three
former Hawks warrant officers, Samuel Maruping‚ Jeff Nthoroane and Lefu
Jan Mofokeng, businessman Desai Lupondo as well as taxi boss Siboniso Miya.
The charges relate to a
multimillion rand drug deal gone wrong.
Krejcir and his associates
kidnapped and tortured Bheki Lukhele in November 2013.
It was alleged Lukhele’s
brother had 'disappeared' with drugs weighing 25 kilograms, a stash that was
said to have belonged to Krejcir.
Krejcir, however, maintains
that the state failed to call an expert to prove the existence of the drugs and
thereby did not produce the necessary, concrete evidence of the charges against
He also claims he never knew
what the package in question contained.
Labels: Krejcir's appeal of conviction, sentence to be heard today