Hawks welcome Krejcir's mum's offer
Radovan Krejcir's mother is offering R1m for info on those responsible for the attempts on his life.
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have welcomed a move by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's mother to offer a reward to anyone with information on the two alleged attempts on her son's life.
Nadezda Krejcirova is willing to pay R1 million for information that will lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attempts on her son's life.
She lives in the Czech Republic, but visits her son and his family in South Africa occasionally.
Last week, an explosion at Krejcir's Money Point shop in Bedfordview killed two of his close associates, Ronny Bvuma (Ronny Smith) and Czech fugitive Jan 'John' Charvat.
Five others were injured in the blast.
Smoke rises from Radovan Krejcir's Money Point shop in Bedfordview shortly after an explosion on 12 November 2013. Picture: @mickey_gp/Twitter.
In July, Krejcir survived a bizarre attempt on his life when remote-controlled shotguns opened fire on him from behind a number plate of a parked car outside the same shop.
The 'James Bond-styled car with guns' which was used in an alleged hit onCzech businessman Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Sean Newman via Twitter.
Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko says the initiative is not unique and is supported by the police.
"We welcome it even though we haven't really been in touch with her."
Krejcir has been linked to a series of murders in South Africa and says suggestions he staged the attempts on his life are disgusting and not true.
He is fighting extradition attempts to the Czech Republic where he has been charged in absentia and is seeking refugee status in South Africa.
He is also central to an ongoing South African Revenue Services investigation into tax fraud.
A court-appointed curator served a provisional preservation order on Krejcir on Friday, seizing his assets and companies including the Money Point shop.
In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News last week, Krejcir broke his silence and dismissed suggestions that he is a mafia boss.
He believes he is under attack, but doesn't know who is targeting him or whether the crimes are linked.
To read Krejcir's full statement, click here.
Meanwhile, Johannesburg residents have expressed concern about the risks he and his associates might pose to the city and its people.