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March 14, 2014

Stolen watch taints police in Pistorius probe

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But secure police evidence rooms at the station were crammed with exhibits and there was no room for the door. He said he kept it lying on the floor in the bag in his locked office for a week, insisting that no one tampered with it. He said some people had to use the office to send faxes but no one touched the door.

South African newspaper reports have suggested that Van Rensburg resigned from the police force last year because the door was left unsecured, claims the former police colonel denied in the reports. He is now working as a sports coach and told the court that sports “is my life.”

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