Krejcir's bail application continues

Radovan Krejcir is still behind bars after the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court denied him bail in December.

Radovan Krejcir is still behind bars after the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court denied him bail in December. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South Gauteng High Court will hand down judgment on Thursday in Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's bail appeal.

Krejcir is still behind bars after the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court denied him bail in December.

The Czech, along with three others, including two Hawks officers, are facing charges of kidnapping, assault and attempted murder.

Krejcir's lawyers turned to the South Gauteng High Court last week after the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court denied the Czech bail last year.

His lawyer, Francois Roets, told the court that the charges should be treated as schedule five offences rather than the more serious schedule six.

He also argued that Krejcir is a suitable character for bail as he stands to lose R60 million if he flees the country.

Krejcir is still in police custody, however it's unclear whether he is still being kept at private medical facility as per an earlier court order, or if he is in a correctional services facility.

Meanwhile, the Hawks were reluctant to confirm or deny whether they were investigating circumstances that led to the death of the father of an alleged associate of Krejcir.

Miso Mihaljevic, the father of Sandton Gold and Diamond Exchange's Djordje Mihaljevic, died on Christmas Eve, allegedly after being kidnapped and tortured.

He died of a heart attack after suffering a stroke on Christmas Eve at a Johannesburg hospital.