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Anti-Gang Unit head Andre Lincoln investigated for ‘failing’ to guard gunned down Kinnear

2021-01-14 15:56:06

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Anti-Gang Unit head, Main Common Andre Lincoln.

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  • Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit commander Andre Lincoln is going through an inside police investigation.
  • The probe pertains to his alleged failure to make sure that AGU detective Charl Kinnear was assigned safety after police found a possible plot to have him murdered.
  • Kinnear was gunned down outdoors his Bishop Lavis house two weeks after cops have been tipped off that his telephone was being tracked.

Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) head, Main-Common Andre Lincoln, is going through an inside investigation for his alleged failure to make sure AGU detective Charl Kinnear had bodyguards after police have been tipped off that there could also be an try on his life.

Regardless of the forewarning, Kinnear was gunned down two weeks later by a but unidentified triggerman whereas sitting alone in his automotive outdoors his house in Bishop Lavis on 18 September.

News24 beforehand reported that high police administration had been warned earlier than the homicide that Kinnear’s actions have been being tracked utilizing shadowy cellphone surveillance know-how.

READ | High cops ‘knew Kinnear’s telephone was being tracked’ two weeks earlier than his homicide

Now Lincoln, Kinnear’s rapid commander, is within the firing line for allegedly failing to make sure the veteran detective had a safety element.

A replica of the formal discover informing him of the investigation, obtained by News24, may see blame for the truth that Kinnear died with no safety, apportioned to Lincoln.

“You allegedly dedicated misconduct in that between 3 and 18 September [the period when police already knew Kinnear was being surveilled] you failed/omitted to deploy safety,” it reads.

The second cost associated to his alleged failure to tell the Western Cape police commissioner and the provincial crime intelligence head of the looming risk.

Lincoln wouldn’t be drawn to touch upon Thursday.

Kinnear’s alleged tracker, Zane Kilian, who falsely claimed to be a debt collector and personal investigator however was not registered as both, was arrested and charged in relation to the policeman’s homicide.

Kilian is accused of utilizing cellphone monitoring software program to illegally observe Kinnear 2 442 instances up till minutes earlier than his demise and has been held with out bail for practically 4 months. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo mentioned that he was searching for additional info.

This story shall be up to date when he responds. 



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