Krejcir's accountant 'key' to various crimes

It's understood Bulgarian accountant, Mike Grigorov, may be linked to international mobsters.

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir arrives at the Johannesburg High Court sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on 9 June 2014. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Controversial businessman Radovan Krejcir's accountant Mike Grigorov may be the key to a number of crimes being investigated against the Czech fugitive.

The 32-year-old, who is originally from Bulgaria, was arrested in Benoni on Monday night.

It's understood he may be linked to assassins and international mobsters and will be facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

Krejcir's alleged 'moneyman' is the most recent suspect to be arrested by police in connection with the criminal underworld.

It's understood Grigorov may have been involved in payments or hits that Krejcir allegedly ordered.

The police's Solomon Makgale says the accountant is tied to almost all cases against the Czech fugitive.

"We are however going to start first with the conspiracy to commit murder charge as well as the murder of Phumlani Ncube from Zimbabwe."

Ncube was a debt collector who apparently worked for Krejcir and was killed in July last year.

Meanwhile, problems with legal representation delayed proceedings at Krejcir's trial on Monday, forcing a postponement until July.

Krejcir and five other men 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 to provide them with a month to obtain private lawyers or representation from the Legal Aid board.