'Louca’s health has drastically deteriorated'

The man accused of killing strip club boss Lolly Jackson has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

FILE. George Louca during and appearance in the the Kempton Park Magistrates Court. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The lawyer representing murder accused George Louca says his health has deteriorated drastically and he's considering going to court to force prison authorities to move him to another hospital.

Louca, who has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, is accused of killing Teazers boss Lolly Jackson in May 2010 and was extradited from Cyprus last year, to stand trial.

He has blamed Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir for Jackson's murder.

Owen Bloomberg says his client was denied access to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital at the weekend after he struggled to breathe and needed better healthcare than what the prison hospital could provide.

Bloomberg says Louca needs oxygen every 15 minutes.

"He needs to be kept alive for as long as possible. I don't want to see them pull the plug on him."

Louca's legal team says it would be extremely unfair if the South African government refuses to give him the medical care he desperately needs.