Brown 'too ill to appear in court'

Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown was still too ill to appear in court, his attorney told a Cape Town magistrate yesterday.

Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown was still too ill to appear in court, his attorney told a Cape Town magistrate yesterday.

Magistrate Justhree Steyn was expected to hear a bail application by Brown, recently rearrested on fresh fraud and theft charges.

The hearing had been delayed for the outcome on Monday of Brown's high court bid for the overturn of the arrest warrant - which was unsuccessful.

Yesterday his attorney, William Booth, told Steyn he had been advised by psychiatrist Pieter Cilliers that Brown, who is under police guard at Cape Town's Medi-Clinic, still required treatment and was not in a condition to attend the hearing. - Sapa

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