It has been revealed that alleged cop killer Zane Kilian was not a private investigator.
According to eNCA, Wise Guys Security Training Academy - the institution Killian’s lawyer alleged he received his private investigator qualifications from - says Kilian was never one of its students.
The former rugby player is accused of being part of a murderous plot to assassinate Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear.
Kilian is also charged with conspiring to murder and the unlawful interception of communication, after he allegedly traced Kinnear’s cellphone.
In addition, Kilian’s attorney Eckhard Rosemann said he has a document that can prove his client was a registered PI with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA).
However, the regulatory authority says it has no records of Kilian being registered with them.
Wise Guys Security Training Academy is based in Mitchells Plain.
Kilian’s lawyer presented the certificate to court on Wednesday, as proof that his client had acted within the law as a registered investigator.
eNCA reports that when it approached Kilian’s lawyer about the discrepancy, he said it was for his client to answer.
The matter was moved to the Bellville Regional Court for Kilian’s bail application because the Bishop Lavis Court, where Killian has been appearing, was deemed a security risk.
Killian has allegedly been tracking Kinnear’s phones for months, up until the day he was shot and killed in front of his Bishop Lavis home last month.
The shooting was caught on camera and the gunman has yet to be arrested.
If Kilian had been registered with the PSiRA, it would have given him the legal right to trace and track clients.
However, in an email, PSiRA says its records show that Kilian is not registered with them.
Kilian has allegedly claimed that a man known as Mohamed employed him to track what he thought at the time was Mohamed’s wife’s phone.