Africa South Africa : Pistorius and Detective Hilton Botha face murder charges

The detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is facing seven charges of attempted murder during the alleged incident in 2009, when three officers opened fire on a mini-bus containing seven passengers.

They were however charged with seven counts of attempted murder. Botha has been a policeman for 24 years.

Detective Hilton Botha, who has faced fierce questioning at Mr. Pistorius’s bail hearing, was allegedly involved in a shooting two years ago.

Mr. Pistorius, a Paralympics’ champion, denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

Warrant officer Hilton Botha will have to face seven charges of attempted murder.


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