- Sipho Hlongwane
National police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega announced that she was taking investigating officer Hilton Botha off the Oscar Pistorius case after it emerged that he faces seven attempted murder charges for a 2011 shooting incident. In his place she appointed Lieutenant-General Vineshkumar Moonoo, the most senior detective in the SAPS, who will liaise with the Gauteng provincial commissioner. Though extraneous to the Pistorius case, her reaction to the Botha affair may have revealed where the police’s biggest concern lies: poor PR. By SIPHO HLONGWANE.