Killed after rejecting debt claim
After several rounds of legal sparring over a claim by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s company for repayment of debt from the estate of murdered strip club boss Lolly Jackson, the attorney for the executors of the estate, Ian Jordaan, finally rejected Krejcir’s claim.
Six hours later Jordaan was abducted and murdered.
The coincidence is highlighted in a bundle of lawyers’ letters in the possession of Weekend Argus.
The documents show that Jordaan faxed a letter to Krejcir’s company’s attorneys at 12.44pm on September 20, last year, finally rejecting the claims of more than R8 million.
Then, after hitting the send button, Jordaan went out on the road to meet an unknown person.
Early the next morning his charred corpse, teeth extracted, was found dumped on top of his car in the plot lands of Hekpoort on the West Rand.
Initial investigations reportedly focused on Mark Andrews, a former business partner of Lolly Jackson’s at Teazers, who had acrimoniously fallen out with Jackson ahead of the strip club boss’s murder at the beginning of May 2010.
It was understood that Andrews believed he was entitled to R1.8m Jordaan held in his trust account on behalf of Jackson’s estate.
Then, a week after Jordaan’s murder on September 28, last year, Andrews was also killed. His body was found, with a single gunshot to the head, on the R59 highway between Alberton and Meyerton. And it was back to square one for investigators.
But Andrews was not the only one fighting over Jackson’s estate. It has now come to light that Krejcir’s companies were involved in a dispute with the estate.
Jordaan’s message to Krejcir’s lawyer was unambiguous in repudiation of Krejcir’s claim against his one-time ally’s multi-million-rand estate.
The allegations included in this article were all put to Radovan Krejcir for his full response, along with a list of eight pertinent questions. He however chose to remain silent, saying that while the questions were “easy to answer”, his attorneys had advised him not to say anything.
“Maybe it’s not the right time to write the story. I’ve got nothing to hide. But I have to wait until the SARS investigation against me is over. I believe that won’t take long,” Krejcir said.