Prosecutors slam Krejcir’s bail bid

The state says no new evidence was presented to help the Czech businessman’s case.

FILE: Radovan Krejcir in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on 2 December 2013. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN.

PALM RIDGE - The state is fiercely opposing Radovan Krejcir's new bail applicatio n in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on Monday.

Prosecutors argue the Czech fugitive failed to present any new evidence to support his case.

This is the second time he has applied for bail since he was arrested in November 2013.

He also tried to appeal the first decision in the High Court.

Krejcir and his four co-accused, including two Hawks officers, face charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and assault.

His lawyers based their arguments on an affidavit made by South African Revenue Services (Sars) official Johann van Loggerenberg.

The document relates to an investigation into Krejcir's financial affairs and business interests.

The Czech businessman's legal team attempted to point out flaws in the affidavit, but the state fought back by arguing that no new facts existed.

Prosecutors say defence lawyers already had an opportunity to dispute the affidavit.

The matter will continue on Friday.