'No decision' yet to drop Pistorius detective

Botha did not appear in court on Thursday. He was on standby when he was assigned to the Pistorius case in the early hours of Valentine's Day, and as such sat through the investigations and prepared the docket for the bail hearing.

updated: February 21, 2013 16:19 IST
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Pretoria, South Africa: South African police said on Thursday they have not yet decided whether to drop the lead detective investigating murder charges against Oscar Pistorius, after it emerged that he himself is facing seven attempted murder charges.

Local media had earlier reported that the National Prosecution Authority wanted Hilton Botha to be removed from the case.

Botha "cannot continue with this case," a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority told Eyewitness News.

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