‘Krejcir not involved in my dad’s death’

Djordje Mihaljevic says his father passed away from a heart attack.

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Radovan Krejcir's friend on Friday rubbished media reports claiming his father died because of an alleged kidnap and torture plot linked to the Czech businessman.

According to forensic investigator Chad Thomas, Miso Mihaljevic died on Christmas Eve at Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital, The Citizen reported.

He died due to complications following alleged torture.

But Krejcir's friend, Djordje Mihaljevic, told Eyewitness News his father died of a heart attack.

He said his friendship with the Czech fugitive had nothing to do with the death.

Djordje says the reports are nothing but hogwash and are based on lies.

"There's nothing further from the truth. I'm insulted and hurt by how people can write something when they don't even know. They write whatever they want."

Djordje says his father was hijacked a few days before his death.

But he strongly denies speculation that the matter is linked to Krejcir.

He told Eyewitness News he had never done business with the Czech.

Krejcir is currently facing charges of assault and attempted murder.

He was denied bail earlier this month and is under police guard in hospital.

Krejcir is receiving treatment for alleged renal failure.