Court okays Krejčíř transfer to hospital

A Johannesburg court has okayed Czech businessman Radovan Krejčíř’s transfer to hospital, after his lawyer warned his client was in danger of renal failure. Mr Krejčíř was arrested three days ago by South African police on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder and was being held. It is unclear, whether the Johannesburg court on Monday will also decide on potential bail. Initially on Monday, the hearing was delayed by more than an hour as maximum security was put in place at the courthouse. Mr Krejčíř has had repeated bouts with the law in South Africa; in his homeland Czech Republic, he was found guilty of tax evasion and embezzlement; he fled the country after escaping during a police search of his home.

Author: Jan Velinger