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Moonoo: the new detective leading Pistorius case

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South African police named its top detective to take over the Oscar Pistorius case Thursday after it emerged the officer who had been leading the investigation faces attempted murder charges. 

South African investigating officer Hilton Botha attends on February 21, 2013 the bail hearing of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. South African police named its top detective to take over the Oscar Pistorius case Thursday after it emerged the officer who had been leading the investigation faces attempted murder charges.

"We recognise the significance, the importance and the severity of the matter," national police commissioner Riah Phiyeg said as she announced that detective Hilton Botha had been dropped from the case.

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