Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir must serve an effective 35 years imprisonment‚ the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday.
In August‚ Judge Colin Lamont convicted Krejcir and his co-accused – businessman Desai Lupondo‚ taxi boss Siboniso Miya and former Hawks Warrant Officers Samuel “Saddam” Maruping‚ Jeff Nthoroane and Lefu Jan Mofokeng – of crimes including kidnapping and attempted murder relating to a botched drug deal.
They were involved in the kidnapping and torture of Bheki Lukhele‚ whose brother‚ Doctor‚ allegedly disappeared with 25kg of the drug tik belonging to Krejcir. Doctor worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International Airport and Krejcir wanted his help to smuggle the drug out of the country.
Sentencing continues.[Source: Times Live]