Serbian convict hands himself in

2011-12-27 14:48

Johannesburg - A Serbian man, convicted of a triple murder in his home country, handed himself over to police on Tuesday, the Hawks said.

"A 38 year-old man wanted in Serbia on three counts of murder, has handed himself over at the offices of the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Belville, Cape Town at around 10:00," said Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela.

He said police were currently investigating how the man managed to enter South Africa in 2007 using a passport with the false name.

His real name has since been established by South African police, with the assistance of Serbian officials.

Polela said the man was sentenced in absentia to 35 years in prison in a Serbian court after he assassinated two people and wounded a civilian who later died in hospital in 2000.

South African police obtained a warrant of arrest on Monday after they received an extradition request from Serbian officials.

The Serbian is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate Court on Wednesday for an extradition request.

  • Anthony - 2011-12-27 15:09

    wow! who else is in this country?

      Sedick - 2011-12-28 00:18

      Zuma, Selebi, Cele, Cwele, Maharaj, Malema, ........ANC......and the rest that hide behind the "Ministerial Theftbook"........

  • Raul - 2011-12-27 15:36

    Quite a number of criminals from the Eastern European countries in SA. What is attracting them to SA? Perhaps the knowledge how inept is our Judicial system? Or perhaps the dysfuntional police force we have?

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-12-27 16:14

    Oh my... not even foreign criminals want to stay in this country and would rather prefer to face their own jails than remain in this lawless place.....

      Sedick - 2011-12-27 17:20

      Not much left for them to steal after the Cadres have feasted......

  • j.c.s.mailbox - 2011-12-27 17:24

    @ Lyndatjie: I think you missed the point totally. Its just the opposite. They actually fled to this country coz they know this criminal-friendly government will handle them like VIP persons coz thats what ussually happened with criminals here at Sircus Area.

      Lyndatjie - 2011-12-27 18:02

      He handed himself in to face an extradition request.... so my argument stands.

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