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EXCLUSIVE | Top cops ‘knew Kinnear’s phone was being tracked’ two weeks before his murder

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Anti-gang unit senior detective Lt Col Charl Kinnear was gunned down in front of his Bishop Lavis home on Friday 18 September. Photo: Melinda Stuurman
Anti-gang unit senior detective Lt Col Charl Kinnear was gunned down in front of his Bishop Lavis home on Friday 18 September. Photo: Melinda Stuurman

Two weeks before Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear was murdered outside his Bishop Lavis home, the Hawks and SAPS Crime Intelligence were warned that shadowy cellphone tracking technology was being used to plot his movements. 

Kinnear’s wife, Nicolette, confirmed to News24 that Kinnear himself was made aware that his phone was being monitored on 5 September – the same day the Hawks were approached with the information.

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