Krejcir in police custody
Johannesburg - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir
handed himself over to the Hawks in Johannesburg during the early hours of
"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
"...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."
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
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