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Krejcir accused of 'faking' heart attack

Paul O'Sullivan says Krejcir's alleged health issues are merely a tactic to get out of prison.

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - An investigator who was allegedly targeted by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has accused him of faking a heart attack to escape prison.

Krejcir appeared to be in good health when he appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court yesterday.

But just a few days ago, he claimed he experienced symptoms similar to a heart attack which subsequently turned out to be a false alarm.

Krejcir and seven others are accused of plotting to kill investigator Paul O'Sullivan along with crime intelligence officer Nkosana 'Killer' Ximba.

O'Sullivan has dismissed Krejcir's alleged health issues as merely a tactic to get out of prison.

"He would love to get out of prison without a prison guard to a hospital and then he could slip away somewhere and we would never see him again."

At the same time, Krejcir's lawyer says he is feeling a lot better.

The case has been postponed until April 2015.

Krejcir is already on trial in the same court for allegedly kidnapping an East Rand man and torturing him in order to get information about a drug deal gone wrong.