Peter Incident: State Declines To Prosecute NHA Official

Sequel to incident at Turffontein stables

The State has declined to prosecute the National Horseracing Authority’s special investigating officer on assault charges.


Mrs Marcelle Peter had laid criminal charges in November 2023 against Mr Riaan Janse Van Rensburg, a Senior Special Investigating Officer in the employ of The National Horseracing Authority.

This followed events that took place at Mr Anthony Peter’s stables at Turffontein Racecourse on the day of the Summer Cup on 25 November 2023.

Following the completion of investigations by the South African Police into this charge, on 4 March 2024 the Control Prosecutor at the Booysens Magistrate Court, after considering all available evidence, inclusive of the video footage of the day’s event, declined to prosecute for lack of a prima facie case.

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  • Media release by the NHA on Friday 08 March 2024


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