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Krejcir’s application for judge to recuse himself fails

In a surprise move, Krejcir has decided to legally represent himself.

Radovan Krejcir in court during sentencing proceedings on 22 February 2016. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG – Radovan Krejcir’s dramatic application for the judge in his case to recuse himself has failed at the High Court in Johannesburg.

In a surprise move, Krejcir has decided to legally represent himself, making wide-ranging allegations against Judge Colin Lamont.


Security is extremely tight at the Johannesburg High Court, as convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir appears for sentencing. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
Security is extremely tight at the Johannesburg High Court, as convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir appears for sentencing. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

Dressed in a white t-shirt with his hands in handcuffs, the Czech national claimed Judge Lamont has been biased. 

“I want to launch an application for a recusal for myself in the sentencing procedure.” [sic]

Krejcir and his five co-accused have been convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing

Krejcir’s application for a postponement has also been refused with the High Court judge saying he had enough time to prepare for sentencing arguments.

Judge Lamont says proceedings must continue despite Krejcir wanting to call a criminologist, his social worker and a physiologist to testify.

Krejcir wants time to get his psychologist, psychiatrist and social worker to testify ahead of sentencing. 

Lamont says the Czech national has had enough time to prepare and started quizzing him, himself, about his family life and medical conditions. 

Krejcir again asked for an interpreter and the state said it had no objection to the matter standing down until tomorrow. 

Krejcir says the judge has been biased and unfair towards him from the very beginning. 

WATCH: Inside Pistorius's & Krejcir's jail cells

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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