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Former Griqua rugby player’s attempted murder case postponed

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Zane Killian, who was arrested in a plot to kill top criminal lawyer William Booth, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on on Monday.

COURT: Zane Kilian. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

ZANE KILLIAN, 39, who was arrested in a plot to kill top criminal lawyer William Booth, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The former Griqua rugby playe appeared with co-accused Kauthar Brown, Ebrahim Deare, Riyaad Gesant and Kim Kashiefa Smith.

The legal eagle was shot at, but not injured in the attack at his Higgovale home in April.

Five suspects were busted after being caught on CCTV footage in Booth’s neighbourhood.

The three men and two females face gang-related charges, additional charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, unlawful interception of communication and access or interception of any data without permission, relating to the Booth case.

After a brief appearance, the matter was postponed to 14 December for further investigations.

VICTIM: ‘Plot’ to kill lawyer William Booth

Kilian also is due to appear in the Bellville Regional Court for the murder of a top cop.

He was arrested in September for the shooting of Anti-Gang Unit Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear in front of his Bishop Lavis home in October.

Kilian has been trying to get bail for more than a month and his case has seen postponements as more charges have been added, while his lawyers have been trying to consolidate bail application proceedings.

In an affidavit, Kilian said he plans to plead not guilty to all charges relating to Kinnear’s murder.

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