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Krejcir could be convicted for the first time in SA

Krejcir & his associate have been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and torture.

Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir could be convicted for the first time in a South African court today.

The South Gauteng High Court is set to hand down judgment in an attempted murder and kidnapping case.

This trial is one of four separate cases Krejcir is currently facing.

It is also the most advanced and could result in the Czech fugitive's first conviction on South African soil.

Krejcir was arrested in November 2013, the charges stem from an apparent twenty R4 million drug deal which went wrong.

Krejcir and an associate, Sandton businessman Desai Luphondo, are charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and torture.

Several members of the East Rand Organised Crime Unit were charged along with them.

The men allegedly kidnapped the brother of a man who disappeared with 25 kilograms of crystal meth.

Krejcir and Luphondo have claimed that police assaulted them after their arrest.

The judge Colin Lamont has been particularly critical of the investigating officer in this case for perjuring himself before the court.