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Dead man talking: dodgy witnesses could sink the case against Krejcir

TimesLIVE probe reveals how a slain truck driver, ID thief and flamboyant businessman put state’s case in jeopardy

Graeme Hosken, Tankiso Makhetha and Aron Hyman

A key state witness testifying against alleged mobster boss Radovan Krejcir is suspected to have stolen the identity of a truck driver killed while the witness was in protective custody.

A TimesLIVE investigation can reveal that the state’s murder prosecution of Krejcir and three co-accused could be jeopardised by two of its main witnesses: a suspected identity fraudster from Botswana and an armed robber turned businessman.

Krejcir and Gauteng taxi bosses Siboniso Miya, Nkanyiso Mafunda and Mfaniseni Memela are on trial in the Johannesburg high court for the brazen 2013 murder of Lebanese drug dealer Sam Issa. Krejcir and Miya are both serving prison terms for other crimes. ..

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