Radovan Krejcir's murder trial stalls again
The Czech fugitive is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence on a separate conviction.
JOHANNESBURG - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's murder trial is stalling yet again and it's unclear if it will finally proceed in the High Court today.
Krejcir and four others are charged with the 2013 murder of alleged Bedfordview drug dealer Sam Issa, who was gunned down in an apparent hit in 2013.
The Czech is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence on a separate conviction.
This case, involving the underworld-style murder of Issa, has been beset by delays.
It was due to begin in April but has been stalled for numerous reasons, including the changing of legal representatives and delays in the disclosure of evidence.
On Tuesday, the defence claimed it had received incomplete information from the State but prosecutors insist they are ready to proceed.
The judge has given both sides until today to resolve their issues, but it's still unclear if they are ready and willing to run this trial.
Each time Krejcir is brought to court with a massive security entourage and great fanfare, however, it appears little progress is actually being made.