South African investigating officer Hilton Botha
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Hilton Botha charges 'are live', says reporter who broke story

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.

Speaking to Today presenter Evan Davis, Alex Eliseev, a senior reporter at Eyewitness News, explained how he broke the story that Hilton Botha was facing seven charges of attempted murder himself.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 21 February 2013.

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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