Man sought over Jackson murder ‘possibly in Cyprus’

The police are “holding discussions” with their counterparts in Cyprus about the possible presence of George Smith, the man who allegedly confessed to killing strip club owner Lolly Jackson.

“He is possibly in Cyprus and there are already discussions with the police there,” Colonel Eugene Opperman said on Monday.

Opperman could not say whether Smith was being monitored.

“I think that is part of the investigation,” he said. “He has been red-flagged at airports and with Interpol.”

Earlier, security specialist Paul O’Sullivan told Talk Radio 702 that he had tracked down Smith to his home in Cyprus.


He said Smith was living with his wife and that he was in possession of their telephone numbers.

Jackson, the owner of the Teazers franchise of strip clubs, was found murdered at a house in Edleen near the OR Tambo International Airport on May 3.

Smith allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.

He had been missing ever since. — Sapa

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