The luxurious South African home of Radovan Krejcir, a convicted Czech fraudster who recently spent time in prison with Oscar Pistorius, has just been sold. Thanks to a video made by EWN and Talk Radio 702, we now have the opportunity to tour this multi-million ZAR house. The said video is included at the end of this article.
Radovan Krejcir is a Czech national who recently shared prison space with South African paralympic, Oscar Pistorius. According to a report in the Inquisitr, Pistorius lost out initially on his parole due to the fact that his buddy, Krejcir, had planned a prison break.
As reported by News24, back in August this year, Krejcir was found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping, and drug dealing in the Johannesburg High Court in South Africa. The charges related to the kidnapping and torture of Bheki Lukhele, whose brother, Doctor, had allegedly skipped with 25kg of tik (a version of crystal methamphetamine doing the rounds in the country).
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Krejcir spent some time in prison in South Africa along with paralympic Oscar Pistorius, charged for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day back in 2013.
According to the Czech media outlet, Ceske Noviny, Radovan Krejcir was already in trouble in the Czech Republic when he escaped during a search of his luxury villa in Cernosice, near Prague in 2005. It was at that time that Krejcir took his wife and son and headed first to the Seychelles and later to South Africa.
Since the court case in South Africa, Radovan Krejcir has now been extradited back to the Czech Republic where he has been found guilty of fraud and attempted murder and has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his crimes.
This latter conviction relates to Krejcir defrauding a state-owned oil company, Cepro, by his attempts to siphon off assets from the company. His imprisonment also involved an alleged plot to murder a customs official who turned against him.
All in all, Krejcir appears to have made plenty of money through various nefarious schemes and is now paying the price for his deeds. Reportedly, the Czech national is now facing major cash flow problems and is fighting to get access to his money. His home in South Africa had to be put up for sale.
Since his conviction and sentencing, the luxurious, multi-level Bedfordview home belonging to Radovan Krejcir has been sold at auction for an undisclosed (and most probably very large) sum of money.
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According to Eye Witness News, there were four registered bidders participating in the auction. These potential buyers had to pay a fee of R100,000 ($6,943) just for the privilege of viewing the property.
Located in the Kloof Street area of the prestigious and upmarket suburb of Bedfordview in Johannesburg, the entrance to the house was guarded by three security guards dressed in black suits and wearing sunglasses, sort of Men in Black style. The man on the left appears to be showing off his impressive muscles in the image below.
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While many curious locals tried to get a look at the home, only registered bidders were allowed through the gates by the security guards, along with one representative from the media, complete with a cameraman.
One of the four bidders, Christiaan Gey van Pittius, told Eye Witness News he had to stop bidding when the price went way above his budget, but he told them a little about what it is like to enter the home. Speaking of the security measures taken in the home, he mentioned the presumed paranoia experienced by Radovan Krejcir.
“It is kind of eerie inside. There’s a lot of security gates. Most of the bedroom doors are steel doors with multiple locks. It does hint that he was scared.”
While no one was prepared to disclose who actually bought the luxurious house and for how much, it is possible to take a tour in the video produced by EWN and Talk Radio 702 included below, taken just before the house was sold.
[Photo South Africa Czech Extradition of Radovan Krejcir via AP]