24 September 2020
Western Cape Correspondent
CAPE TOWN – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said the 39-year-old man arrested in connection with the high profile murder of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear (52), who was with the Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit (AGU), will appear in court on Friday.
“A 39 year old suspect will appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear. The deceased who worked at the Anti Gang Unit (AGU) in Cape Town was gunned down outside his home in Bishop Lavis last week Friday,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, national spokesperson for the Hawks.
It is alleged that Kinnear had just arrived home when the suspect approached his car and opened fire on him at close range.
“The suspect was arrested in Gauteng on Wednesday and details surrounding the murder are still unknown. More arrests are not ruled out as investigations are still underway.”
Sources within the South African Police Services told PretoriaLIVE that the 39-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Springs, east of Johannesburg. He is said to be a son of a former senior police officer.’
A R1 million reward was offered by Forensics for Justice for information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.