Cape Town -
Extradition proceedings against convicted Serbian assassin Dobrosav Gavric were postponed by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
This was due to a pending decision from the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs on his asylum application.
Magistrate Zwelidumile Sogwagwa postponed the matter to October.
Gavric, 38, fled Serbia to escape a 35-year prison sentence for a triple murder. One of his victims was a Serbian “warlord” known as Arkan.
He entered South Africa in 2007 under the false name and passport of Sasa Kovacevic and used the alias to apply for a driver's licence and to identify himself to the Sandton, Johannesburg police.
He appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on July 12, when the case was postponed for a first time, pending a decision on his asylum application.
Gavric faces five counts of fraud, one of contravening the Immigration Act, and one relating to the illegal possession of a 9mm Glock pistol.
He is in custody. - Sapa