Strip club boss Lolly Jackson’s alleged killer George Luca, who is in custody in Cyprus, appeared in court on Monday and the matter was postponed, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.
Spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the matter was postponed to April 23, as the extradition application had not yet reached Cyprus officials.
The NPA started extradition proceedings before Luca’s arrest in March.
Last week Mhaga said the extradition application was submitted even before Luca’s arrest.
He said the NPA had opted for the European submission route because South Africa does not have a bilateral extradition treaty with Cyprus.
Luca was arrested in Cyprus on March 23 after being on the run since 2010, police said on Friday.
In addition to the 2010 murder of Jackson, the owner of the Teazers strip club franchise, Luca was wanted for theft, possession of suspected stolen property and fraud.
Luca allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.
He told the Sunday Times in a recent interview that he wanted to talk to the SAPS, but doubted whether he would get a fair trial. — Sapa