The organization Forensics for Justice on Sunday announced a reward of R1 million for any tangible information that could lead to the arrest of Colonel Charl Kinnear’s killers.
Forensics for Justice was founded by private detective and anti-corruption activist Paul O’Sullivan.
Sarah Trent of Forensics for Justice said they had never offered such a great reward. “But we realize that if the police do not solve the case, South Africa will be lost.
She said that they could not just watch good police officers, people who risk their lives every day to make South Africa safe, being killed.
Kinnear was shot dead in front of his home in Sidneyvale, Bishop Lavis on the Cape Flats by an unknown man in a red-cap top.
The man shot him more than five times and most of the bullets were in his body.
Kinnear had just arrived home, called his eldest son Carlisle, 24, and asked him to pull his car out of the driveway so he could pull over.
Thirty seconds later, his son heard gunshots. His father died at the scene in his vehicle.
Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the family of the slain officer, where he assured the family that such a cowardice act will not be taken lying down.
“This officer was one of the good guys but was taken away by ruthless criminals that were feeling the heat through his investigations. This is why we will leave no stone unturned and will be bringing in more resources if needs be, so those responsible for this heinous crime are found.”