Charges piling up for Charl Kinnear ‘killer’ Zane Kilian

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Charges piling up for Charl Kinnear ‘killer’ Zane Kilian

The top cop's alleged murderer now faces a fraud charge, and allegedly conspired to kill lawyer William Booth

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Former rugby player Zane Kilian’s legal troubles are mounting.

The 39-year-old, from Springs on Gauteng’s East Rand, who claims to be a registered private investigator, is charged with the murder of Cape Town top cop Lt-Col Charl Kinnear. His bail application was set to start in the Bellville Regional Court on Monday, but the state then slapped him with a fraud charge.

Shortly after his arrest in September, Kilian, who played hooker for the Valke in the mid-2000s, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and unlawful interception of communication. According to the state, he intercepted Kinnear’s cellphones between March and September 18, the day the police officer was shot dead outside his Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, home...

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