Zane Killian, the man who is suspected to have killed Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear, was denied bail in Bellville Regional Court earlier today.
Killian will appear in court against on April 15. His defence intends to launch an urgent bail application through the high court, however the state plans to oppose the application, IOL reports.
“The NPA welcomes this afternoon’s decision as it is a step towards ensuring justice for the late Lt-Col Charl Kinnear, but there is still a long way to go as the investigation is still continuing,” said NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.
Meanwhile, an Elsies River gangster has been arrested after allegedly being caught with the suspected murder weapon used in the assassination.
According to a leaked police report, Ashley “Nokkels” Williams was busted by the Hawks on Friday night after cops swooped in on his flat in Avonwood.
The police confiscated a 9mm pistol with no serial number and 15 rounds of ammunition, but cops are sceptical of Williams’s role in the shooting. He is in police custody pending his next court appearance later this month.
Kinnear, who served as an area commander for the Anti-Gang Unit, was assassinated outside his home on September 18.
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