Lolly Jackson murder trial postponed

George Louka will make representations to the NPA in which he will claim he was not the triggerman.

FILE: George Louka. Picture:Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Lolly Jackson murder trial has been postponed in the Palm Ridge Regional Court to allow the main accused, George Louka, to make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in which he will claim he was not the triggerman.

Louka didn't appear in court today apparently because of a problem regarding transportation.

However, the court agreed to postpone the trial until mid-April.

Louka's lawyer, Owen Bloomberg says he will make representations to the NPA this week and has also revealed that his client has signed several statements relating to other crimes.

Bloomberg says Louka's affidavits have not been handed to the Hawks investigators handling this case but rather to another arm of the police.

He suggested this is because there is a level of distrust in the Hawks.

Jackson was shot dead at Louka's rented house in Edleen in 2010.

Earlier, it emerged that Louka had signed a lengthy statement naming Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir as the triggerman.

However, Krejcir has always denied any involvement in the shooting and his lawyer says he won't respond to Louka's allegations.

The NPA says it hasn't struck any deals with Louka.

Former Teazers spokesperson Sean Newman says the trial will hopefully uncover the truth.

"If we look at the amounts of murders over the years that had proceeded this and it's always the same names that crop up. I have a feeling that this could be the beginning of an unearthing and I said this often, George is the first puzzle piece that could paint the picture, the rest should start falling into place thereafter."

Louka was extradited from Cyprus last year to stand trial for the 2010 murder. He fled the country after Jackson was shot.

He has ended the speculation about whether he would come clean about Jackson's murder.

Curiously, the Hawks investigators handling the case say they don't know anything about the statement and they still intend using Krejcir as a state witness against Louka.

In the meantime, Jackson's wife says she hopes the right person is standing trial for her husband's murder and she hopes justice will be done.

It's been five years since Jackson was killed and his widow, Demi Jackson, says she wants to know who murdered him.

"I would definitely like justice to be done I mean Lolly deserves that. I just hope that whatever comes out, it's served."