Slain top detective Charl Kinnear laid to rest
Charl Kinnear who was brutally shot dead by unknown gunman was laid to rest on Saturday.
Before his death, Kinnear was a commander of the Cape Town anti-gang unit.
This unit was in charge of series of investigation linking to several prominent figures in the criminal underworld.
The lieutenant-colonel was shot dead outside his home in Bishop Lavis about two weeks ago.
The Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk gave tribute to the late detective.
During Kinnear’s funeral service, Van Wyk took his turn at the podium and highlighted Kinnear’s camaraderie.
He commended Charl Kinnear’s for his work ethic and friendship.
“Charl was one of those guys that you can sit on the steep with, just sit, not talking, look at each other and then he’ll say ‘Jinne, ek het nou lekker kom kuier [That was a good visit]’.
“Charl wa always mindful, always protective, always vigilant. He had a work ethic that was commendable and a belief system that was unwavering and a relentless drive to fight corruption.”
South African Human Rights Commissioner (SAHRC) Chris Nissen also made comments on Kinnear’s achievements during his lifetime.
“On behalf of the people of Bishop Lavis, I want to say to you that you must find comfort.”
“I know you’re looking for justice as well but we bring to you our sincere condolences on everyone in Bishop Lavis and elsewhere in this country.
However, a suspect has been arrested in connection with Kinnear’s killing and is expected back in court on Monday.
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