Top Cape Town cop Charl Kinnear shot dead outside home

Top Cape Town cop Charl Kinnear shot dead outside home

Police in the Western Cape are in shock following the murder of top cop Charl Kinnear. 

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The 52-year old Kinnear was shot several times a few metres from his Cape Town home on Friday afternoon. 

Provincial police spokesperson Novela Potelwa says further investigations are underway. 


2 more arrested for murder of Polokwane businesswoman, mother

The bodies of 55-year-old Lizette and her 70-year-old mother Hettie were found with stab wounds in an abandoned vehicle on the R37 next to the Kushcke off-ramp last Sunday. This brings the total number of suspects to four. Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says the arrests are a major breakthrough for the case.

“Preliminary reports indicate that he was found in his vehicle shot several times in the upper body at 15:20. He was shortly thereafter declared dead by paramedics.  

“The vehicle was a few metres from the deceased’s home in Bishop Lavis.”

A murder docket has been opened. 

The Anti-Gang Unit investigator has investigated a number of high-profile cases in the Western Cape, including the extortion case of alleged Cape Town underworld figure Nafiz Modack. 

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