Cape Town - South
Africa's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Western Province, has
initiated a review of the inquest into the death of cricket journalist
The original inquest went ahead despite the fact that no representative of Roebuck or his family was present.
DPP advocate Julius Mornay had requested the investigation docket for
review over 18 months ago, but the South African Police Service (SAPS)
had informed him that the docket was lost.
ESPNcricinfo reports that the docket was found earlier this month and
will now be reviewed to determine if there are grounds to re-open the
Roebuck's death was ruled as a suicide after he allegedly jumped to
his death while being questioned by the SAPS in his hotel room in Cape
Town in 2011.
The former Somerset captain was being questioned in connection with
allegations of sexual assault brought against him by a group of young
cricketers he had coached.
Roebuck received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to common assault for caning the three young cricket players.
At the time of the original inquest, no member of Roebuck's family was
contacted and attempts to reach Australian journalist Peter Lalor, who
identified Roebuck's body, failed.
The Roebuck family have since pursued the matter as they seek to find out more about the circumstances of his death.
It is believed that the inquest will look at fingerprint and forensic
evidence and the cause of death which had previously been concluded to
be from multiple injuries.