The wife of slain Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear says it makes no sense to classify the report into her husband’s murder as a secret.
Last week police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, informed parliament’s police portfolio committee that the report has been classified.
It admitted that senior police officials are implicated in the report.
Nicolette Kinnear says the report wasn’t always classified.
“ We all know that this document wasn’t classified from the word go. The reason why I’m saying this is because a meeting was held between myself and IPID, and we discussed the document. So had the document been classified it wouldn’t able to be discussed with me, I don’t have clearance”.
She says it’s frustrating as she wants justice for her husband – who was murdered outside their Bishop Lavis home – in 2020.
“ I want answers, look another big thing and a big question when was this document classified? I opened a culpable homicide docket against everyone implicated in the IPID report, and then all of a sudden the document is classified”.
The Democratic Alliance is also not happy with the report being classified.
The DA’s Andrew Whitfield says there’s a need for transparency on the matter, and is of the view that there’s a deliberate cover up to protect those implicated officers.