South African prosecutors are said to reopen the investigation into the death of Peter Roebuck, the former Somerset captain who became a journalist and died in 2011. Roebuck died in a hotel room in Cape Town, and local police He said there was suicide.
Roebuck's family has previously expressed concern about not being invited to attend a closed-door hearing in 2013. Roebuck, who was in South Africa covering Australia's test tour, confronted the police while he was at the Southern Sun Hotel about sexual assault complaints.
The Director of the South African Public Prosecutor's Office (DPP), Western Province, has been reviewing the case for several years. In 2016, the original "file" of the investigation into the incident, which was believed lost, was discovered and passed to the DPP.
Now, the mail on Sunday reported that the case will be re-examined "in the interests of justice", although no date has been set for the investigation.
David Hood, an English lawyer representing the Roebuck family, said in a statement to the newspaper: "From the beginning, the family and supporters of the late Peter Roebuck have relied on the legal system in South Africa. internationally recognized justice systems that justice is not only done, but seen to be done.
"That" could never have been with the death of Peter Roebuck, unless and until the circumstances of his death they were examined in a hearing convened legally in public with witnesses called and interrogated under oath. "
The investigation is expected to examine several Questions about Roebuck's death, including the nature of the injuries he sustained after falling from the sixth floor and how he could jump out a window while allegedly a police office was present at the room