The bail verdict of Zane Killian a private investigator accused of tracking murdered top cop and anti gang unit member Charl Kinnear was handed down on Thursday.
Killian, 39, has been denied bail nearly six months after being taken into custody.
Magistrate Nonkosi Saba said that Kilian failed to prove exceptional circumstances in his bail application and that it would not be in the interests of justice to release him.
The defence argued that he is not a gangster and that he is being made the scapegoat.
Killian was arrested in September, shortly after Kinnear was assassinated outside his Bishop Lavis home.
He is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the illegal interception of communication.
The Bellville Regional Court heard that Killian pinged Kinnear’s cellphone more than 2,400 times.
Phone numbers belonging to senior anti-gang unit officers, including Commander Andre Lincoln and Western Cape detectives boss Jeremy Vearey were on the ping list.
Other numbers listed are those of alleged underworld figures Jerome Booysen, André Naudé, Ralph Stanfield as well as that of Colonel Kinnear’s wife.