Former lead detective in Oscar Pistorius case resigns
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African detective Hilton Botha said on Thursday that his resignation from the police force was not due to the bungled investigations in the murder case against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, but added he felt he was left to "hang out to dry".
In an interview with a local radio station, Mr Botha said he resigned because he had found a better paying job, and not because of the case against star sprinter Pistorius.
"I was looking for another job with a better pay for a long time now and I got this job that is gonna make me able to pay my son's university for next year," he told Jacaranda FM.
Police spokesman Neville Malila told AFP that Botha had quit the force on Wednesday, without elaborating.