Lolly Jackson murder case postponed

Suspect George Louca’s lawyer says he hasn’t been able to adequately consult with his client.

George Louca. Picture:Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The trial of the man accused of killing strip club owner Lolly Jackson has been postponed for a fourth time in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court.

This was due to concerns about the suspect's safety.

George Louca is accused of murdering Jackson at a house he was renting in Edleen, Kempton Park, back in 2010.

After an almost four-year extradition battle, the accused was successfully extradited from Cyprus to South Africa in February.

Louca appeared in court this morning but the matter could not be heard because he had not properly consulted his lawyer.

His attorney said he hasn't been able to adequately consult with his client due to concerns about his safety.

A security sweep of the courtroom was done ahead of his appearance.

He was then led into the dock under heavy police guard.

Two men, dressed in military uniforms with R5 rifles, looked on for the duration of the case.

The judge granted a postponement until 20 June.

The matter is likely to be heard in the high court.

Louca will be kept at an undisclosed correctional facility until then.