Krejcir trial postponed to July

Two of the Czech fugitive’s co-accused have been given time to obtain legal representation.

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir smiles ahead of his court case at the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on 9 June 2014. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Problems with legal representation have delayed proceedings at the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others, forcing a postponement until July.

The six men all face charges of dealing in drugs, attempted murder and kidnapping.

The group is accused of kidnapping and assaulting an East Rand man in June last year after an alleged drug deal went wrong.

However, two of the accused do not currently have legal representation.

This led the court deciding to give them a month to obtain private lawyers or representation from the Legal Aid board.

Meanwhile, Krejcir's defence has subpoenaed phone and other records from forensic consultant Paul O'Sullivan, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and others.

If all the documents requested aren't provided, they will have to testify before court.

However, O'Sullivan doesn't want to hand over his phone records, and the court has ordered that applications on the matter will have to be submitted during this month.

Arguments will be heard when the trial resumes on 21 July.