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27 Nov 2013 07:56
A file photograph of convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti. (Gallo)
Convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti took a R400 000 loan from a company linked to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, Beeld newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Agliotti admitted to the Afrikaans daily that he took the R400 000 loan from Groep Twee Beleggings, the same company that also lent money to the Germiston head of organised crime, Colonel Francois Steyn.
Groep Twee Beleggings is owned by Krejcir's wife, Katerina.
Beeld reported that the company was mentioned in court on Monday during Agliotti's sequestration hearing. He was provisionally sequestrated in the High Court in Pretoria.
Agliotti told Beeld he and Krejcir were acquaintances and not close friends.
He said the loan was a "normal business transaction" and that he paid it off, including interest.
Meanwhile, the Hawks on Tuesday denied that a Germiston police officer who reportedly took a loan from Groep Twee Beleggings resigned.
'Steyn never offered to resign'
The Mail & Guardian on Friday reported that Steyn received a R408 000 loan from a company allegedly controlled by Krejcir.
Evidence seen by amaBhungane showed that Steyn, the head of Germiston's organised crime unit, received the loan in January 2010.
According to the Hawk's Captain Paul Ramaloko on Tuesday, Steyn was on annual leave.
"Steyn never offered to resign," Ramaloko said.
Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday that Steyn had resigned but that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega refused to accept his resignation pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
"He is also not suspended.
"We have a team looking into the allegations [against Steyn]," he said.
"I never took possession of the money. I never saw the money," Steyn was quoted as saying by the M&G. – Sapa
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