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Killing Kinnear: WC Crime Intelligence boss faces inquiry over detective's murder

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Anti-Gang Unit senior detective Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear was gunned down in front of his Bishop Lavis home on Friday 18 September.
Anti-Gang Unit senior detective Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear was gunned down in front of his Bishop Lavis home on Friday 18 September.
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An internal police probe into the murder of Anti-Gang Unit detective Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear, and the failure of police to act on a chilling piece of information that his life was in danger, has drawn in Western Cape Crime Intelligence boss, Major-General Mzwandile Tiyo.

Kinnear was shot dead near his home, and despite a string of assassination attempts stretching over months – and a warning sent to police top brass two weeks before he was killed that his life was in danger – he died without protection. 

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