JOHANNESBURG: A celebrity television show yesterday aired haunting footage of Oscar Pistorius’s slain girlfriend speaking about the need to leave a positive mark on life, words laden with unintended poignancy two days after her shocking death.
Reeva Steenkamp said in a snippet of a celebrity reality TV show that not just a person’s journey in life but the way they go out and make an exit is important, saying you have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way
The 29-year-old model and law school graduate was shot four times at Pistorius’s home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day on Thursday in a case that shocked the country and topped news broadcasts around the world.
Pistorius — a national icon who inspired people around the world when he became the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympic Games last year — remained in a police cell yesterday, charged with murdering his girlfriend in cold blood.
His uncle yesterday gave the strongest indication yet that the star athlete, who broke down sobbing during his initial court appearance the previous day, would plead not guilty to the charges against him.