Cele visits family of slain officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear

Cele visits family of slain officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear

- Police Minister Bheki Cele has visited the family of slain officer Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear

- He was gunned down outside his home on the Cape Flats, the motive for the murder is unknown

- He had received death threats last year but his 24-hour protection had been withdrawn in Decemeber

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has admitted that it appears that the South African Police Service had failed one of its own.

Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear (52) was gunned down outside his home on the Cape Flats on Friday.

Cele had visited the family of the slain officer and has said that an investigation would be opened up as why the protective detail was removed from Kinnear's home.

Kinnear was a senior member of the Anti Gang Unit which was pursuing high profile cases. Kinnear was given 24-hour protection after he received death threats.

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The security was withdrawn in December last year. The Hawks have begun an investigation into the murder of Kinnear, the motive is not clear at this stage according to SABC.

Cele visits family of slain officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the family of Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear. Photo credit: Facebook/South African Government
Source: Facebook

Cele's visit happened shortly after he visited another slain officer's family on Thursday.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a businessman has been kidnapped in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. Twitter user @Abramjee posted CCTV footage of the incident to his profile this morning. The 36-second clip has quickly gone viral.

In the top corner of the video, a man wearing a dark jacket can be seen being taken out his vehicle by two assailants clad in white. They move him towards another vehicle and make sure they all get in.

In other news, crime is on the rise in SA and a recent video uploaded to social media is proof of this. @Abramjee recently posted a video to Twitter of a robbery at a Sasol in Port Elizabeth. The one minute, eight-second clip shows a man entering the cashier's area.

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The assailant proceeds to push the cashier around until he releases the cash register filled with money. The assailant holds the cashier by his chin before hitting him o the back of the neck to push him towards the other cash register.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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