Murder-accused Zane Killian has been charged with five additional charges in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court in connection with the attempted assassination of prominent attorney William Booth.
Booth survived a shooting at his home in Cape Town in April.
Five more suspects have since been arrested in the case.
Zane Killian's legal woes
seem to be mounting.
Not only is he the sole suspect arrested thus far in the murder case of Lieutenant Colonol Charl Kinnear.
He is now also
linked to the botched attempt on the life of Cape Town attorney, William Booth.
Killian is the 6th suspect in the matter.
The state alleges that he illegally tracked Booth's cellphone.
It also alleges that he did the same with Kinnear, the top anti-gang unit member who was killed outside his home in Bishop Lavis last month.
NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila says, "He is facing 5 charges in this one which is a gang-related charge, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, unlawful interception and access or interception of data without the permission of Mr Booth.
The case has been postponed
until 10 November and they've indicated they would like to apply for bail.
If they do so, we will oppose bail." Killian also appeared on four charges in the Bellville Regional court yesterday relating to Kinnear's assassination.
Kinnear was probing among others the criminal underworld and police corruption related to guns.
It's alleged Killian pinged his phone for months up until the day he was murdered.
The state alleges that a certificate handed to court, which purportedly states Killian is a private investigator, is false.
His lawyers are hoping that both his bail applications will be heard together.
Defence attorney Eric Bryer says, " I will make representations today to have them held together because it is crazy to have them separately.
So, we will see what decision they come up with.
If the worst comes to worst, we will have to do two bail applications." As with his previous court appearances, Killian was transported to and from court amid tight security.
He has been remanded in custody and will be transferred to the Goodwood Correctional Facility until his next court appearance on 10 November.