Another delay in top cop’s murder case
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CAPE TOWN - THE case against accused police killer Zane Killian has once again been delayed at the Bellville Regional Court yesterday.
Accused of being a co-conspirator in the murder of Anti-Gang Unit detective Charles Kinnear, he appeared in absentia, according the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila.
He said State advocate Greg Wolmarans informed the court that Killian was absent from court owing to his prison block at the Goodwood Prison being placed under lockdown.
“He also advised the court that the investigation was at an advanced stage. Cellphone analysis investigation and financial investigation are still outstanding. The cellphone analysis will concentrate on downloading cellphone communication,” said Ntabazalila.
The defence protested that the matter had been on the roll for seven months and it would be eight months when it returned to court.
Killian has been in custody since his arrest two days after Kinnear’s murder in September last year.
Killian was implicated and arrested for his involvement in Kinnear’s murder after it was found that he had allegedly pinged his location.
Kinnear was shot and killed outside his Gearing Road, Bishop Lavis home on September 18. He was attached to the Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit as a section commander, probing several high-profile cases.
Yesterday, the defence requested that the case be postponed for the last time and that the State must tell the court when the investigation was going to be finalised.
But advocate Wolmarans told the court that it was impossible to predict when the investigation was likely to be finalised “as the part of the investigation is technical”.
He said the State hoped the investigation would be finalised when the matter returned to court on May 24.
He also advised the court that the matter was likely to be transferred to the high court.