March 7th, 2013
10:59 AM ET

Pistorius detective resigns from force

Hilton Botha, the former lead detective in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, has resigned from the police force, South African Police spokesman Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday

The South African Police Service pulled Botha from the Pistorius case after prosecutors reinstated attempted murder charges against him in a 2011 case.

Botha is accused of chasing and firing on a minibus full of people while drunk. He is charged with seven counts of attempted murder.

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  1. banasy©

    Holy moley! He should have resigned after this event, if true.

    March 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    look like reprisal against for him not buyin into "i didn't kill'er it was an accident" byline...

    March 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    The timing of the"reinstatement" of Botha's old case is a bit suspect! Maybe he can testify as a private citizen who happened upon the scene!!

    March 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |