Woman in court for trying to smuggle phone to Krejcir

2015-10-27 13:46
Radovan Krejcir (Netwerk24)

Radovan Krejcir (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - A 45-year-old woman, accused of trying to smuggle a cellphone to convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir at the Zonderwater Prison, was granted R3 000 bail after appearing in the Cullinan Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Amanda Papoutsis is scheduled to return to court on December 2.

According to the charge sheet, Papoutsis had no previous convictions. The State did not oppose her bail.

The Star newspaper earlier reported that she was nabbed after a cellphone - which was hidden in the soles of shoes she had brought for Krejcir - rang.

The call was alleged to have been from Krejcir's son, Denis, in Poland.

It was understood that Papoutsis had claimed to be visiting Krejcir to discuss the sale of his Bedforview home. While it was not clear which estate agency employed her, the charge sheet showed that she was a resident of Bedfordview.

Papoutsis's case is being investigated by Captain Freddy Ramuhala.

He has been behind a series of investigations which led to Krejcir being charged for several crimes, including murder, attempted murder and kidnapping.

Escape plan

The Department of Correctional Services had previously foiled what it said was an elaborate escape plan by Krejcir, News24 reported earlier.

Among the items allegedly found in Krejcir's cell during that incident were a pistol, ammunition, a knife, an item that looked like a Taser, a pepper spray gun, steel blades, 10 cellphones, a memory stick and a diary containing the names of witnesses and investigators in his cases.

Last month, Krejcir was convicted of the first charge against him of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs. The matter related to the kidnapping and torture of Bheki Lukhele, whose brother, Doctor, had allegedly disappeared with 25kg of tik.

Read more on:    radovan krejcir  |  joahnnesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.