More arrests expected in Krejcir case

More police officers are expected to be arrested and appear in court alongside Radovan Krejcir.

Radovan Krejcir inside Palm Ridge Magistrates Court. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN."

JOHANNESBURG - More police officers are expected to be arrested and appear in court with Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir on charges of kidnapping, assault and attempted murder.

Krejcir, two Hawks members and two others appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on Friday, where the state indicated that it needs another month to finish its investigation.

The Czech businessman's legal team was not happy with the postponement, pointing out that the state's application for more time was unreasonable and an injustice to their client.

Krejcir has been in police custody for two months and when the state asked for the case to be postponed for another month for further investigation, his lawyers were not pleased.

It took the defence and the prosecution more than an hour to argue an application for a postponement.

The defence team opposed the application saying another delay would be an injustice to their client.

The fifth accused, which joined Krejcir and the other three accused for the first time in the dock, was arrested earlier in January for allegedly conspiring to kill private investigator Paul O'Sullivan and a member of a team investigating Krejcir.

The magistrate granted the application which will also allow the state more time to obtain a medical report of the alleged victim.

The case resumes on 24 February.