Zane Kilian denies he had a hand in WC cop Charl Kinnear's murder
The defence's Eric Breyer submitted two documents to court as proof that Zane Kilian was an accredited private investigator who was allowed to conduct surveillance.
Amid tight security, Kilian made his third appearance at the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court.
He was taken into custody in Gauteng last month.
Kinnear, an Anti-Gang Unit detective, was gunned down outside his home several weeks ago.
#CharlKinnear Zane Killian, arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of Western Cape detective Charl Kinnear, has arrived at the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court under heavy police guard. KB pic.twitter.com/2Jt0HeInEE— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 9, 2020
Armed police officers ushered Kilian into the dock. He faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the illegal interception of communication.
The State alleges Kilian tracked Kinnear’s cell phones between March and September.
The defence's Eric Breyer submitted two documents to court as proof that Kilian was an accredited private investigator who was allowed to conduct surveillance.
“The defence is very disappointed with the State because on the first appearance here, which was 17 days ago, the State undertook to find an alternate court. We haven’t been appointed or given a regional court yet, but hopefully by next Wednesday, we’ll be able to do so.”
The defence also said Kilian didn’t conspire to kill the police officer.
Due to security concerns, Kilian’s bail bid will be heard in a different court, but he will have to return to the Bishop Lavis Court next week - the same venue a prosecutor had raised security concerns over.