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Mar 7 2013 5:47PM
 
Botha throws in the towel
Hilton Botha, the former lead detective in the murder case involving paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Picture: Gallo Images
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IRVINE MAKUYANA

In a new development, Hilton Botha, the original investigating officer in the Oscar Pistorius murder case has resigned.

His resignation comes just weeks after he was pulled off the “Blade Runner’s” case following revelations that the detective was facing seven attempted murder charges.

Head of Gauteng police, Brig Neville Malila, said yesterday: “We can confirm that Botha resigned, but obviously we will not divulge the reason.”

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega announced Botha’s removal on the third day of Pistorius’s bail hearing amid revelations that Botha and two other officers were accused of allegedly firing at a taxi in 2011.

He was replaced by Lt-Gen Vineshkumar Moonoo.

irvinem@thenewage.co.za

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