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21 February 2013                11:14 ET

South Africa’s top detective is to take over the Oscar Pistorius inquiry amid attempted murder accusations against current lead officer Hilton Botha.

Detective Botha was removed pending the result of an investigation into seven counts of attempted murder.

National police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega announced the change after a third day of testimony at Mr Pistorius’s bail hearing.

Mr Pistorius, 26, denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

Ms Steenkamp died after being shot three times at Mr Pistorius’ home on 14 February.

‘No embarrassment’

Ms Phiyega said the police had received feedback from state prosecutors about Det Botha only on Wednesday.

The news Hilton Botha is facing reinstated charges of attempted murder has stunned everyone. The immediate question is what impact, if any, the news may have on the prosecution argument that Mr Pistorius should not be allowed bail pending trial.

The timing of the reinstatement of the charges is still unclear and the National Prosecuting Authority says they are in no way connected to the athlete’s murder case. It is curious, though, that the information about Det Botha was not provided to the Pistorius defence team or, apparently, to the prosecution.

Some might argue that Det Botha, who wilted under strenuous cross-examination by the defence, eventually conceding that he had not yet seen any evidence to contradict the athlete’s version of events, has already done enough damage to the prosecution’s call for Mr Pistorius to be denied bail and that the new revelations may not affect the magistrate’s decision significantly.

She described him as an “experienced detective” who was not yet facing any criminal charges.

However, she said she was using her authority as national police chief to ask Lt Gen Vinesh Moonoo to take over the Pistorius case.

Gen Moonoo is reported to be a veteran of some 30 years service. He will work with the police chief in Gauteng province on a case Ms Phiyega said required attention “at a national level”.

She denied that the decision to replace Det Botha was embarrassing for the police.

The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani, in Pretoria, says the claims against Det Botha refer to a 2009 incident in which he and several other officers allegedly opened fired on a minibus taxi carrying seven passengers when the driver apparently disobeyed an order to stop.

‘Poor quality evidence’

In court on Thursday, defence and prosecution lawyers offered their final arguments.

The magistrate is expected to issues his ruling on Mr Pistorius’s bail application on Friday.

Lead defence lawyer Barry Roux asked for the charge of premeditated murder to be downgraded, and said Det Botha’s contradictory evidence on Wednesday had undermined the prosecution’s case.

Mr Roux said: “The poor quality of the evidence offered by investigative officer Botha exposed the disastrous shortcomings of the state’s case.”

The defence counsel said the fact that Mr Pistorius had carried Ms Steenkamp downstairs showed he was desperate to save her life.

On Wednesday, Det Botha told the court that the trajectory of gunshots through the bathroom door indicated that Mr Pistorius, a double amputee, was wearing his prosthetic legs and shot downwards through the door.

This contradicted an earlier account given by Mr Pistorius, who said he was walking on his stumps and grabbed his gun because he felt vulnerable when he thought an intruder had entered his home.

But Det Botha also amended his testimony on the proximity of the witness who he said had heard arguments.

He said police had lost track of ammunition found inside the house, and was also accused of not wearing protective clothing at the crime scene.

The defence also countered police suggestions that testosterone and needles had been found in Mr Pistorius’s bedroom, arguing instead that the substance was a herbal remedy called Testocompasutium co-enzyme.

On Thursday, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that Mr Pistorius should not be granted bail simply because he is famous.

He branded Mr Pistorius as a man “prone to violence” who threatened Ms Steenkamp and eventually killed her.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21536888

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Vinesh Moonoo

495518 466566                65

 

his path of destiny = 65 = Worldly power.  Center of power.  Wielding influence.  Calling the shots.

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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at the Feather Awards on November 4, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa

14 February 2013                06:07 ET

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home, local media say.

Police said they have charged a 26-year-old man with murder, but did not confirm it was Mr Pistorius.

The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Reports say he may have mistaken her for a burglar.

Mr Pistorius, 26, is known as the “blade runner”, and was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.

The suspect is expected to appear at Pretoria Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday, police said.

They also confirmed that a woman had been shot dead at the home of Oscar Pistorius and that she was a friend of the athlete.

Police added that there had been previous incidents at the address and described them as “allegations of a domestic nature”.

“The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar,” police spokesperson Denise Beuke said, adding that they were not the source of those allegations.

Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist confirmed to the BBC that the 30-year-old model had died.

“Everyone who knew her is in tears. She was an absolute angel, the sweetest, sweetest human being, a kind human being,” Sarit Tomlinson said.

The news that Mr Pistorius may have killed his girlfriend will shock the country as the athlete is regarded as one of South Africa’s national icons, reports the BBC’s Peter Biles from Cape Town.

‘Fatally wounded’

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world and is considered as one of the most violent and unequal societies.

Many here feel that the police are losing the fight against crime and those with money or valuables feel compelled to protect them at any cost. According to the South African Gun Association (SAGA) more than 2.5 million civilians own guns and more than half of them got them for self-defence. Still an estimated 5 million guns are in circulation in the country and many of them are unlicensed.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape. Along with a series of background checks, the police need to be satisfied that you need a firearm before a licence is granted.

The key role of the police in deciding who can own guns has been criticized by many pro-gun groups and they are lobbying for the government to change its firearm laws, giving the powers to an independent body instead.

The incident is said to have taken place between 04:00 and 05:00 local time (02:00-03:00 GMT).

A police statement said that a 30-year-old woman was “fatally wounded” in the early hours of Thursday morning at a home in the Silverlakes complex in the Boschkop area of the capital.

The woman had been wounded in her head and upper body. Paramedics were at the house when police arrived, but she died at the scene. A 9mm pistol was recovered.

South Africa has among the highest rates of crime in the world and many residents keep weapons to protect themselves against intruders.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape.

On Tuesday, a bill seeking to give police extra powers to arrest anyone carrying a dangerous weapon in public was tabled before parliament, following a spate of violent strikes and protests last year.

The athlete’s home is in a high-security up-market gated compound on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius

  • Won a key legal battle in 2008, when athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, allowed him to compete against able-bodied athletes
  • Made history in London 2012 by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics
  • Apologised after claiming that his rival, Brazilian Alan Oliveira, was wearing blades that were too long in the 2012 Paralympics 200m final
  • Popularly known as “blade runner”, he was born without a fibula in both legs

Reporters have gathered outside the estate but police have not let anybody inside, local television reports.

Mr Pistorius races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs and had both legs amputated below the knee before his first birthday.

He reached the 400m semi-finals in the London 2012 Olympics. At the Paralympics he won silver in the T44 200m, gold in the 4×100 relay and gold in the T44 400m, setting a Paralympic record.

For years he dominated in his category at successive Paralympic Games.

In 2008 he won a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the right to compete in able-bodied competitions.

Icon of athletics

His achievements have made him a “living legend” and placed him among global sporting royalty, South African broadcaster and commentator Daniel Silke told the BBC.

Sarit Tomlinson, Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist, described her client as “an absolute angel”

“He’s a household name, he’s a hero in the South African sporting context. He is of course someone who has overcome great difficulty and tragedy in his own personal life,” he added.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had been inundated with questions over the incident, but was in no position to comment.

Ed Warner, head of UK Athletics also reiterated that little was known about the incident but described the reports as “shocking and very sad,” adding that: “Pistorius is one of the great icons of Paralympic athletics but also of able-bodied athletics too”.

The International Paralympic Committee also declined to comment on the matter as a police investigation was under way.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21455453

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Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22nd, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius

November 22nd, 1986

11 + 22 +1+9+8+6 = 57 = his life lesson = Heartbreaking.  Condolences.

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November 22nd, 1986

November 22nd

11 + 22 +2+0+1+2 = 38 = his personal year (from November 22nd, 2012 to November 21st, 2013) = This is messed up.

38 year + 1 (January) = 39 = his personal month (from January 22nd, 2013 to February 21st, 2013) = Half-truths.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

39 year + 13 (13th of the month on Wednesday February 13th, 2013) = 52 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Wednesday February 13th, 2013 until his time of birth on on Thursday February 14th, 2013) = Fatal encounter.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Oscar Pistorius

6                      1 

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = OS = 61 = Getting away with murder.

Seven of Swords Tarot card

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