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Cigarette tycoon Kyle Phillips was allegedly “in close proximity” to celebrity make-up artist girlfriend Maja Janeska when she died of a gunshot wound to the head - but has yet to give a statement about the shooting to police.

Impeccable sources have told News24 that Phillips refused to be examined by the state pathologist tasked with conducting Janeska’s autopsy, during a tense interaction on Tuesday, and “surrounded himself with his bodyguards”.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo has declined to comment on the alleged standoff, on the basis that the “investigation into this matter is at a sensitive stage”.

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