Detective Hilton Botha
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New detective for Pistorius case

South Africa's top detective, Lt Gen Vinesh Moonoo, is to take over the Oscar Pistorius probe amid attempted murder accusations against current lead officer Hilton Botha.

Mr Botha was removed pending the result of a probe into seven counts of attempted murder.

National police chief Mangwashi Phiyega announced the change after a third day of testimony at Mr Pistorius's bail hearing.

Mr Pistorius, 26, denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

  • 21 Feb 2013
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