Detective Hilton Botha in court. 19 Feb 2013
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Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges

The South African detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed.

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 Paralympic champion, denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

Peter Biles reports.

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa