- Convicted drug kingpin and murder accused Radovan Krejcir has warned that it would be in the national interest for the government to send him home
- Krejcir is currently trying to secure an extradition deal back to his native Czech Republic
- His lawyer said if Krejcir was not extradited he would probably escape from prison
Convicted drug kingpin and murder accused Radovan Krejcir has warned that extraditing him to his native Czech Republic was in the national interest of South Africa. Krejcir’s lawyer added that his client would probably escape prison if he was not extradited.
Krejcir issued an additional warning to the Department of Justice and Minister Michael Masutha that he would take legal action against the minister and the department if his extradition did not materialise.
Krejcir has in the past claimed that he was the victim of a political conspiracy which involved the son of a leading politician and some very high-ranking law enforcement officials. Krejcir claims revolve around a payment of R2.5 million to obtain asylum papers.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Krejcir claims once his relationship with the politician’s son went south he fell victim to other people turning on him and making sure that he would remain in prison.
Krejcir has repeatedly complained about being the victim of abuse and even torture in prison. EWN.co.za reported that Krejcir described the conditions of South African prisons as inhuman.
His lawyer, Eric Mabuza, wrote a letter to Masutha recently in which he warned the minister that his client would probably remain a high-risk inmate for the entire time he remained behind bars.
SowetanLive.co.za reported that Mabuza’s letter went on to say that it was highly likely that his client would cause the government considerable embarrassment with his eventual escape from prison.
The justice department said the minister had received that letter and noted its contents but said he would not comment on the matter. The department said Masutha would instead wait for Krejcir to start legal proceedings.
In August, Krejcir managed to obtain a cell phone which he used to give a radio interview.
The department of correctional services confirmed the incident and said it had confiscated a cell phone and sim card from Krejcir’s cell. The items are classified as contraband by the department and inmates are forbidden from possessing such items.
The department said it viewed the incident as an obvious security breach and would take steps to ensure a similar incident did not occur again.
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