Home Affairs to review Gavric asylum application

Serbian fugitive Dobrosav Gavric has won the right to have his application for asylum reviewed.

Justice in action.

CAPE TOWN - Serbian fugitive Dobrosav Gavric on Wednesday won the right to have his application for asylum reviewed.

Earlier in 2012, the Home Affairs Department denied him refugee status.

Gavric left his home country after being convicted of murder.

He was sentenced to 35-years in prison for the death or warlord Arkan Raznatovic.

Wednesday's ruling means Home Affairs now has to reconsider his asylum application.

Gavric's lawyer Juan Smuts said, "Following the refusal of his application for asylum, I took the decision under review. The review has been successful."

Police arrested Gavric in 2011 for possession of drugs.

He entered South Africa using a fake passport under the name Sasa Kovacevic.

His true identity was revealed after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting which claimed the life of alleged underworld boss Cyril Beeka in 2011.

At the time of his arrest, he was renting an apartment at the V&A Waterfront.