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A 39-year-old suspect in the Charl Kinnear murder case is expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s court on Friday morning. 

According to eNCA, the suspect is a former professional rugby player, the son of a retired SAPS Colonel. He is from Springs, he was arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday and brought to Cape Town.

The man is reportedly not directly linked to the killing of Kinnear, however, he was arrested as he was identified as “the man who tracked and traced the whereabouts of Lt Charl Kinnear”.

According to reports, the suspect was unaware that the phone he was tracking was that of Charl Kinnear. He alleges that he was approached by a client who had asked him to trace his wife’s phone.

eNCA reporter, Ayesha Ismail reports that journalists were asked to leave the court room this morning so that police could sweep the courtroom. The suspect will appear under tight security, the magistrate, Paul Louw, told reporters that there are concerns for the suspects safety.

Police believe the evidence this suspect brings forward will be crucial in the investigation.