Krejcir adamant he’s not a flight risk

The Czech fugitive has once again attempted to convince the court he should be given bail.

FILE: Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court during his bail hearing on 4 December 2013. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN.

PALM RIDGE - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir on Monday attempted to once again convince the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court that he's not a flight risk during yet another bail application.

The businessman and his four co-accused, including two Hawks members, are facing charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and assault.

Joined in court by his wife and son, Krejcir argued that his legal team was unable to adequately prepare for his case with him behind bars.

His lawyers also told the court his incarceration was placing severe financial and emotional strain on his family.

However, lawyers indicated the businessman was still able to pay a large amount of money for bail.

Krejcir has assured the court he will not flee South Africa, saying his passports have either been confiscated or have expired.

It was also argued that an international warrant for his arrest would deter him from feeling South Africa.

He was previously denied bail by the same court on the grounds that he would likely attempt to escape the country if released.