Who’s who in the Krejcir zoo . . .

FILE PHOTO: Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Neil McCartney

A female police sergeant from Crime Intelligence appeared yesterday in Alexandra Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg in connection with the plot to kill Colonel Nkosana “Killer” Ximba and private investigator Paul O’Sullivan.

Her case was remanded to Monday, where she will join Siboniso Miya, Owen Serero, Jashua Nare and Zoë Biyela for conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of robbery of motor vehicles with aggravated circumstances (armed hijacking), two counts of theft of motor vehicles, and two counts of possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

Police have yet to reveal who the mastermind behind the conspiracy is.

Yet the link between the Alexandra five and attempted murder accused Radovan Krejcir is there. Miya joins Krejcir, Desai Lupondo, and suspended East Rand Organised Crime Unit policemen Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane in the Palm Ridge Regional Court.

Krejcir and Miya remain in custody and it is expected Miya will launch a bail application soon. Lupondo, Maropeng and Nthoroane are out on bail.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said the special multi-disciplinary task team set up by National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega to investigate organised crime incidents involving Krejcir confiscated nine cellphones from the suspect. She is alleged to have provided cellphone tracking software to her co-accused.

Makgale said the Crime Intelligence sergeant is not the police officer they are searching for in Krejcir’s case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, kidnapping, and attempted murder. That suspect is still at large.

At the initial arrest of Miya, Serero, Nare and Biyela last week, an R5 rifle, which is almost exclusively issued to the South African Police Services as an urban assault weapon, was found.

It can empty its standard 35-round magazine of 5.56x45mm Nato rounds in about four seconds on full automatic fire.

It is this weapon ballistic specialists in the Forensic Science Laboratory will be examining to hopefully establish a link with the evidence recovered at the scene of the recent murder of Sam Issa, a known Krejcir associate.

Krejcir and his co-accused appear in court next Friday.

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