Ex-Pistorius case detective resigns
on 07/03/2013 16:38:35
Detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service, Police Brig Neville Malila said today.
Mr Botha made several procedural errors in his role as the lead investigator after Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete who competed at the London Olympics, shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14.
It later emerged that Mr Botha faced attempted murder charges for a case in which he fired on a vehicle in an attempt to make it stop.
His superiors then removed him from the Pistorius case.