Krejcir & Louca back in court

The two will appear in separate courts today with security in the spotlight.

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir and his associate George Louca are expected back in two separate courts today, with security under the spotlight. Picture: Christa Eybers, Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir and his associate George Louca are expected back in two separate courts today, with security under the spotlight.

Louca, who is accused of killing Teasers Strip Club boss Lolly Jackson, is expected to follow proceedings via a video link from a secure place after his lawyers complained about his safety being compromised.

Last week, a judge also raised questions when a bread knife was found in a consultation room where Krejcir and his lawyers met.

Louca's case will be held in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court.

In Krejcir's trial, police monitoring court proceedings have been pointed out by one of his co-accused, for allegedly coercing him into a confession.

Desai Luphondo claims he was assaulted by the police after his arrest last year and that officers tried to cover it up.

Krejcir and six others, including a policeman, are currently standing trial on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and dealing in drugs related to 25 kg of Tik that disappeared.

Judge Colin Lamont raised concerns about his safety during last month's proceedings in the High Court sitting in Johannesburg, but would not go into detail about what happened.

It's understood police are increasing Lamont's private security after he heard a loud bang while driving and noticed his window was cracked.

The Times newspaper is reporting that the incident was a suspected drive-by shooting.