As it happened: Day three of Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing

The Independent's Africa correspondent tweeted from the hearing

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Blade runner Oscar Pistorius returned to court for a third day amid revelations that the lead investigator in the case against him is himself facing attempted murder charges.

Hilton Botha, who took the stand against Pistorius at the Paralympic and Olympic track star's bail hearing earlier this week, is due to appear before a judge in May after allegedly  firing on a minibus full of passengers, police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila said.

Pistorius, a double amputee dubbed "Blade Runner" because of his carbon fibre racing blades, faces life in prison if convicted of the premeditated murder of Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day.

He has admitted shooting the model, 29, but claims he did so thinking she was a burglar or burglars, who were in the bathroom.

The Independent's Africa correspondent Daniel Howden is inside Pretoria Magistrates' Court, where he was covering the bail hearing live.