JOHANNESBURG: The family of Oscar Pistorius’s slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp today prepared to hold a funeral service for the 29-year-old model, as her bereaved mother pleaded for answers about the death of ‘the most beautiful person who ever lived’.
The former cover girl, who was shot dead at Pistorius’s luxury home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day, will be cremated tomorrow in her home town of Port Elizabeth, in a private ceremony for family and friends.
Pistorius, a double amputee who became a sporting hero to millions when he competed at the Olympics last year, has been charged with killing Steenkamp and will appear in a Pretoria court tomorrow for a bail hearing.
In an interview published today, Steenkamp’s mother described her death as ‘horrendous.’
More than 100 people are expected to attend an hour-long memorial service tomorrow for Steenkamp, a law graduate who had been going out with the 26-year-old Pistorius since late last year.