Krejcir in police custody

2011-03-25 06:42

Johannesburg - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir handed himself over to the Hawks in Johannesburg during the early hours of Friday morning.

"Krejcir's days on the run are over...[He] handed himself over to the Hawks in Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning, and was immediately detained," spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.

"...Krejcir played a cat and mouse game with law enforcement agencies. He made several appointments promising to hand himself over but repeatedly failed to do so.

"Perhaps faced with no options and feeling the pressure applied by the Hawks through several franks including the media, he eventually handed himself over to head of the Hawks in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Shadrack Sibiya through his lawyer."

Krejcir's current whereabouts would not be revealed to the public, for his own safety, Polela said.

"The Hawks shall not reveal where Mr Krejcir is being kept, [and] the issue of his court appearance will come about as the day progresses. He will be charged with fraud."

Hit list

Polela said Krejcir, 42, was also being questioned on the death of underworld boss Cyril Beeka, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Cape Town earlier this week.

A hit list was found during a raid at Krejcir's house in Bedforview on Tuesday night.

It included the names of Beeka, security consultant Paul O'Sullivan and a state prosecutor.

"The suspect had drawn up a hit list of four individuals."

Beeka was allegedly at the top of the list.

Krejcir was not at home during the raid.

His fraud charges relate to the R4.5 million claim he allegedly made to an insurance company, after managing to obtain medical papers saying he had cancer.

Since the raid, the Hawks urged Krejcir to hand himself over, adding that it was in best interest to do so, Polela said.

The SA Revenue Service (Sars) confiscated a Lamborghini and Ferrari belonging to Krejcir on Wednesday afternoon.

It is part of the efforts by the state and law enforcement agencies involved in this case to secure assets and prevent assets from being dissipated while investigations continue," SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay said.

The SA Police Services, led by National Commissioner General Bheki Cele extended thanks to members of the public who phoned and offered assistance regarding Krejcir's possible whereabouts.

"We also extend a warm thank you to those who cheered us on through Facebook, and even those who used newspaper websites to criticise us for perceived mistakes in the search for Mr Krejcir."

  • Freakfloyd - 2011-03-25 06:49

    Franks??? Perhaps fronts ? - 2011-03-25 07:21

      These are sausages for the eggheads who are hiding this man.

      Flee - 2011-03-25 08:21

      "Franks... To facilitate"... therefore using the facility of the media... Ill give the Hawks one thing... At least they have a spokesperson who is well spoken... Unlike some other Gov agencies....

  • nonduplume - 2011-03-25 06:52

    I smell a deal coming..................

      MJ77 - 2011-03-25 08:44

      Yip, he probably has the police generals in his pocket....sorry payroll

  • Alan - 2011-03-25 06:58

    'perceived mistakes' lmao!!!!!!!!!!!! Not perceived, you damaged a mans house you pompous idiot! If he hadn't handed himself over, when, oh when, do you THINK you MIGHT have found the oke? Bunch of useless idiots.

      whitemasala - 2011-03-25 08:03

      Hi Alan you seems to be smoking hot

      Mr D - 2011-03-26 05:18

      Jip Alan. Think of it, the vegatte kick down a security gate then the front door then all the glass doors in the house and OERS sorry MENEER its the wrong house OMG and they are looking for of the top Gangsters....WTF no wonder they could not get him....

  • CTAnon - 2011-03-25 07:13

    Funny thing about Safans like Alan - they will defend the criminal monster that this fella is in order to get some cheap shots at the cops. This fella should be deported and gotten out of the country - he represents organised crime and anything and everything should be done to get rid of him Alan. Bizarre attitude you have.

      Felix - 2011-03-25 07:56

      If we had to deport all our crime bosses, who would run the government?

      Mr.Man - 2011-03-25 08:17

      Where did Alan defend the criminal?

      FactFile - 2011-03-25 08:29

      My q as well Mr.Man..? All he said is how stupid the Hawkes were to smash n thrash the wrong man's house and by that letting the Czech get away - fools!!!!!! CTAnon get ur comments right. Attacking Alan and not contributing to the article.. useless

      Realist - 2011-03-25 15:43

      Am I missing something here, Alan is right!

  • Mordred - 2011-03-25 07:16

    Now that they have him, do they know what to do with him?

      Krush - 2011-03-25 07:51

      Our police are like dogs chasing a car - once the car stops the dog has no clue what to do. All bark, no bite.

      Noname - 2011-03-25 09:14

      Yes they know, ask him how much he will pay to let him go.

      Noname - 2011-03-25 09:19

      Yes they know, ask him how much he will pay to let him go.

  • Nice Guy - 2011-03-25 07:18

    I hope his wehereabouts are in a nice communal cell. We must have live footage so we can watch the action each time he gets bent over

      Mr.Man - 2011-03-25 08:19

      What has this got to do with anything?

      63Starlight - 2011-03-25 08:46

      You are sick. To wish that on anyone is disgusting and you call yourself human? I have a name for you but I'm too polite to write it. Remember what you wish on someone will come back to bite you in the A#)*$ excuse the pun.

      TerraFic - 2011-03-25 09:30

      @63 Starlight. No I don't think it will come back to bite Nice Guy. I don't think he is planning on taking out anyone (maybe his mother-in-law don't know?) or comitting fraud of R4,5mil do you?

  • Christian - 2011-03-25 07:18

    Dont get too windgat, and pat yourself on the back now Mr Police boy. You were not SO good that he handed him over. It is all planned. This chap is more sly and certainly more intelligent (you guys couldnt even raid the right house?!?!?!?) than you. Get him behind bars for good and then you can inflate your mellon.

      Flee - 2011-03-25 08:23

      I agree he is a smarty.. got a docs note saying he has cancer... give it a years court case and a year suspended sentence and he will be playing golf with Shaky-boy...

      Mr D - 2011-03-26 05:22

      So true

  • ?? - 2011-03-25 07:22

    I firmly believe that a hit squad should be set up by civilians so as to eliminate any menaces that plague this land.

  • Slapper - 2011-03-25 07:27

    I would reckon that a deal is already struck, A La Agliotti. We will se a political circus again in the coming months

  • Jan de Wit - 2011-03-25 07:27

    Who will ever known the weelings and the dealing behind it all. I don't trust the justice system at all in this country. There are so many examples and questing what let a man thinks. Remember Winny, McBride, Zuma,Shaik,the travel scandal, the illigal deals and contracts of Malema and lots of fraudsters in government and many many more. I think this is a stinking thing. I would not be surprised, that the killings of fraudster communist Keblle and Lolly and Bheeka and some more are not just government orders to keep withnesses away from the Zuma case. This Chech did a good job of killing criminals anyway. He did a better job than our "elite" arrogant brutal cops. This morning I noticed black cops stopping only white woman. I think I know why. Hierdie land is vrot

  • Wacko - 2011-03-25 07:30

    WTF franks..............maybe we must send them back to pre school....

  • SaintBruce - 2011-03-25 07:30

    Well the cops now have him so I was wrong to think he fled the country. Maybe he has a top rate lawyer and will be out on bail continuing his 'work' shortly. I hope he is not granted bail ( I have often wondered where the bail money goes?). Let us see justice being done properly for this case.

      duncan - 2011-03-25 08:28

      Whilst wondering about the bail money, spare a thought as to who claims all the witness reimbursement cash and travelling expenses !!!! I have often asked about it after we go paid plenty years ago to testify. No one tells the witnesses a thing but straight after each case there is a stream of people claiming cash ? It looks like an ATM in the payment office.

      j.malemmer - 2011-03-25 08:29

      Dream on Bruce :)

  • - 2011-03-25 07:47

    SA Police couldn't catch a cold. Bunch of corrupt idiots. Led by Cele the biggest idiot of the lot. They are just totally unprofessional

  • Krush - 2011-03-25 07:49

    Who makes a physical hit list...especially in a digital world...sounds like a movie....something just doesn't smell right..

      Flee - 2011-03-25 08:27

      Krush and Jaded, The hit list was in Checkz and I dont think Word has that on their dictionary lol, and really... Rather write it on a piece of paper... now days even when you trash your drive and burn your computer people are able to retrieve the data... Smart hey ;-)

      Krush - 2011-03-25 10:17

      @Flee, whether the hit list is in Checkz, english, afrikaans, german etc...a name stays the same.

      Mr D - 2011-03-26 05:29

      the cops plant the list my ou like they plant drugs in ur house if they want to take u out..this is how they operate...kick down ur door, tie everybody down , raid ur place take ur legal guns, CD's and money plant a parcel of bobbejaantwak and 2 lollies and wala all walk out and tomorrow morning they let u go without a change and f... u u have to fix ur own kak and they return and feel ur mamma up so shut-up this is the new SA

  • Jaded - 2011-03-25 07:50

    Oh, please! After all the years of organised crime, do people REALLY still draw up hit lists? Where's the logic in that? Just saying, but it sounds mighty fishy to me! With four names on it? You don't think he could've remembered those without writing them down? I have a sneaky suspicion that the guys in the underworld have a little more suss than to write down the names of their intended victims. Just a thought. Sounds a bit like a set up to me...

  • Jan de Wit - 2011-03-25 07:57

    Who will ever know the weelings and the dealings behind it all. I don't trust the justice system at all in this country. There are so many examples and questions what let a man thinks. Remember Winny on many cases, McBride, Zuma,Shaik,the travel scandal, the illigal deals and contracts of Malema, the drunk judge, the stopping of the Scorpions, police commisioner Chele, the new renting scandal of the new police headquarters and lots of fraudsters in government and many many more. I think this is a stinking thing. I would not be surprised, that the killings of fraudster communist Keblle, Lolly, Bheeka and some more are not just government orders to keep withnesses away from the Zuma case. This Chech did a good job of killing criminals anyway. He did a better job than our "elite" arrogant brutal cops. This morning I noticed black cops stopping only white woman, why is this while taxis pusing you of the roads, f#cking idiote cops. I think I know why. Hierdie land is vrot

  • Midcorner - 2011-03-25 08:06

    Now that the constitutional court has found that the disbanded of scorpion was not done in a procedural manner,we now see the visability of the Hawks,thats amazing and the question is that were there hell were they all along,things never seems to amaze and that the best joke that is going to make my day

  • Cupa - 2011-03-25 08:08

    Mr Cele the Hawks and yourself should walk with shame going to the wrong house to look for Krejcir so don't make it seem like you did a wonderful job. Remember he handed himself in. Hope you planning to pay for the damages of the property damaged from your pocket after all its so heavy now. Really Dumb!!!

  • Robert - 2011-03-25 08:19

    Unless he is part of the Old Boys Club and in with Shabir (probably his golfing partner - shame he is missing his tee-off today), he might have some justice thrown his way - no wait he will bribe someone, and then he will get off because of lack of evidence. Where did I think that justice and the legal system will prevail !!!

  • Gorilla - 2011-03-25 08:27

    .. can I be frank?

  • j.malemmer - 2011-03-25 08:28

    He planned this whole thing. He will go to jail to get medical parole! hehe. General Tin Tin Cele, he handed himself in, you and your corrupt force did not catch him. Seems that you don't know the meaning of " perceived ". Eish ja! Aus$50 he will walk again!

  • Ettienne - 2011-03-25 08:29

    What I see happening, is once again a deal like that of the Brett Kebble murder. I wonder who will be in court now, besides this guy. One big band ring of bad boys!!

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  • davidgrantwood - 2011-03-25 08:43

    Okay now PLEASE dont gio and make a "deal" wioth this thug to set him free in exchange for information...SEND THE PIECE OF SH%T TO PRISON AS WELL AS GET INFO FROM HIM!

  • nick.kzn - 2011-03-25 08:48

    A hitlist? I dont think so, he is educated enough to remember four names and not stupid enough to leave evidence lying around!!

      CATCHAT - 2011-03-25 09:27

      Hell yes Nick I agree with you. He is not stupid...but our government is stupid enough to pull a move like this to get rid of him before he starts talking..

  • Riaz - 2011-03-25 08:57

    something doesnt smell right!!!!with the flack the the hawks are getting from government, now they suddenly uncover a "hitlist" with 4 names, why would any half brained hitman write down the names of "4" targets!!, couldnt he remember these 4 high profile targets, I WONDER,when one speaks of being on a hitlist it is in all probabilities figurative not on an actual piece of paper, 4 names is hardly a list....

  • Sam - 2011-03-25 09:07

    "Karadzic, who was elected a Bosnian Serb leader after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, has been charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder and wilful killing as well as other crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims in the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s." "Karadzic and his top military commander Ratko Mladic - who remains at large - earned their reputation for ruthlessness during the four-year siege of Sarajevo, which left 12,000 dead and 50,000 wounded, with 85 per cent of the casualties civilian."

      BoneCollectR - 2011-03-25 15:38

      Thought this was about Krejcir?

      Mr D - 2011-03-26 05:31

      MMMM ok... sorry mmmmmm ok so what?.....

  • DW - 2011-03-25 09:09

    I was one of the critics of the Hawks. I am really pleased that they now have this man in custody, despite their obvious mistakes. PLEASE do your jobs properly now so that he does not get off on some sort of technicality as is so common with high powered/wealthy individuals in this country. Make sure that the crimes are properly investigated, documented and processed and ensure that you get a public prosecutor who knows what he/she is doing. We are tired of the cops eventually catching the criminals only for them to get away with the crime because of mistakes made in the investigation and prosecution. If you want the public to get behind the Hawks, show that you are as capable as the Scorpions were, or you will continue to be slated in forums like these. The constitutional court has ruled that you have to change the setup/reporting structure to be more independent. Make the other changes required as well so that we can get a REAL crime fighting unit like we used to have. Despite all the negative comments here, its what we ALL really want.

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  • Janine - 2011-03-25 10:57

    What I can't understand is this - if he was already a fugitive and they knew where he lived why had he not been arrested already?

  • Realist - 2011-03-25 15:41

    "We also extend a warm thank you to those who cheeres us on through Facebook and even those who used newspaper websites to ciriticise us for perceived mistakes" I take it raiding the wrong house was part of the plan, but not to worry, it happens all the time! Oh and it looks as if he is talking about us!!

      Mr D - 2011-03-26 05:34

      lol ja... jy is in die kak ou maat hulle het jou nommer...mmmm...wel jy beter jou buurman waarsku die boere... ok sorry die Cops kom sy deur afskop, op soek na jou....

  • Realist - 2011-03-25 15:51

    Why was this man, who is wanted by Interpol, in this country, wheeling and dealing? And he has a business here? And he is linked to some big ANC names? has got to think that there is more than meets the eye!!

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