SA will not extradite international arms dealer Augustinus "Guus" Kouwenhoven just yet‚ after the 75-year-old Dutchman was absent from Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The war criminal is in a Cape Town hospital recovering from surgery on a broken leg‚ according to his attorney‚ Gary Eisenberg. Kouwenhoven‚ who was found guilty in his absence of war crimes and arms trafficking by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in 2017‚ was said to have slipped last week and "broken his leg quite severely". The state and defence agreed that the extradition case should be postponed until May 25. In the meantime‚ Kouwenhoven’s bail conditions — which stipulate that he must report to Sea Point police station twice a day — will be suspended. State prosecutor Christopher Berg said he was satisfied with this‚ barring any attempt to flee. "If [information] came to the state that he has chartered a private jet‚ we would deal with that accordingly", he said. Eisenberg said his clie...

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