Louka signs 'several statements' linked to other crimes

Louka has signed statements giving his version of events of crimes other than Lolly Jackson’s murder.

FILE: George Louka. Picture:Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - It's now emerged George Louka has signed several statements giving police his version of events of crimes other than Lolly Jackson's murder.

Louka was supposed to appear in court today for the murder of the strip club king but he did not, apparently because of transport problems.

The trial has been postponed until mid-April to allow the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) time to consider representations from Louca's lawyer.

His lawyer, Owen Bloomberg, has confirmed that his client's statement about Jackson's murder will be included in the representations which will be made to the NPA this week.

But Bloomberg says there is more than just one statement.

"Not only a statement to this charge but other statements that my client has had to make, given his exposure to these events and others."

The lawyer has also confirmed that the statements have not been given to the Hawks investigators handling this case and suggested this may be because of a level of distrust.

The prosecuting authority says it will keep an open mind when considering Louca's version of events.


Louka signed a lengthy statement naming Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir as the triggerman for Jackson's murder.

However, Krejcir has always denied any involvement in the shooting and his lawyer says he wont respond to Louka's allegations.

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

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."

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