Louca's family to take action against SA government

Louca's brother Dimitri Panayiotou says government must pay for the ‘inhumane way’ he had to die.

George Louca, who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, arrived at the Palm Ride Magistrates Court on 21 April 2015. picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of Cypriot George Louca says they will take legal action against the South African government for allowing him to die in a state hospital away from his relatives.

Louca succumbed to stage four lung cancer at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital last night.

He was the only person standing trial for the murder of strip club boss Lolly Jackson in 2010.

Last month Louca told the high court that Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was the gunman who killed Jackson.

The Cypriot's family is now speaking to their embassy in South Africa to make arrangements for the repatriation of his remains.

Louca's brother Dimitri Panayiotou says government must pay for the 'inhumane way' he had to die.

"They took all that information from my brother then they said they would release him in March or April."