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Monday, February 25, 2013

Blade Runner's Brother Is Also Facing a Homicide Charge

Posted by on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:57 AM


(JOHANNESBURG) — The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

Carl Pistorius faces a charge of unlawful, negligent killing for a 2008 road death, “in which a woman motorcyclist sadly lost her life,” Kenneth Oldwage, the Pistorius family lawyer said on Sunday. The accident happened in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg. The charge of “culpable homicide” was dropped and then reinstated and will be challenged in court...

I will not say the inevitable family pun but instead point out that this is the second person related to this case who is facing some really heavy charges. A week ago, it was revealed that the chief investigator of the murder, Hilton Botha, is himself charged with seven counts of attempted murder. Botha was replaced by someone who is presently charged with nothing.


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lark 1
Good Morning Charles,
Indeed, I just read that. First Oscar, then the police investigator Botha now Oscar's brother.This tragic story is getting a bit surreal.
Posted by lark on February 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
The name Botha is from the apartheid era. P.W. Botha was president of S.A.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM · Report this
seatackled 3
Fuck, is there anyone in South Africa who hasn't killed someone? Didn't Charlize Theron's mother kill Theron's father (or maybe step-father)?
Posted by seatackled on February 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM · Report this
How is this related to Pistorius' case? Is the only link here the fact that it's his brother? How does that affect the case?
Posted by Sam O. on February 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 5
I guess murder charges are all the rage in South Africa now.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 25, 2013 at 9:24 AM · Report this
"The name Botha is from the apartheid era."

Congratulations, this is the dumbest thing on the internet today.

Botha is a pretty common surname in South Africa. Just like Bush or Nixon in America.
Posted by FFS on February 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM · Report this
sirkowski 7
Is there anyone not accused of murder in South Africa?
Posted by sirkowski on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 8

Botha is a common Afrikaner name.
Posted by keshmeshi on February 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM · Report this

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