Louca's remains to be repatriated

The Embassy of Cyprus is assisting Louca's family to repatriate his body so he can have a funeral in Cyprus.

FILE: Lolly Jackson murder accused George Louca, who has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, arrives at the Palm Ride Magistrates Court on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Cypriot George Louca's remains will be repatriated to his home country today after he died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital this week.

Louca was accused of killing strip club boss Lolly Jackson in 2010 but last year shifted the blame to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.

His family is intending to sue the state saying he died in an inhumane way after not being allowed to go home while suffering from stage four lung cancer.

The Cypriot Embassy in Pretoria is assisting Louca's family to repatriate his body so he can have a dignified funeral with his family in Cyprus.

Louca was extradited to South Africa more than a year ago to stand trial for the murder of Jackson.

His family is furious at government claiming it extracted information from Louca and allowed him to die alone in a prison cell.

Meanwhile, Krjecir's legal team is expected to approach the National Prosecuting Authority to ask for an inquest to clear his name following the damming statements Louca made against him last month.

Furthermore, Louca's brother Dimitri Panayiotou said he knows the late Cypriot was not a saint, but is adamant he did not kill the strip club boss.

Panayiotou argued his brother made a lot of mistakes in his life, but was not capable of committing murder.

"My brother made a lot of mistakes in his life, but I bet my life, he's not a murderer."

Panayiotou accused government of only ensuring they extorted information from his brother regarding the Jackson case, but didn't care about his rights as a human being.

He said he wishes that his brother never laid eyes on Krejcir, implying this is where all the trouble started.