Emotional moment as Aimee Pistorius reaches out to Reeva’s cousin

2014-03-06 12:08

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Oscar Pistorius’ sister, Aimee, approached family members of Reeva Steenkamp in court this morning.

During a tea break in the North Gauteng High Court, Aimee, dressed in a black suit, were standing talking to the athlete.

City Press reporter Charl du Plessis tweeted: “Sister Aimee thanks Kim for brief chat they just had. Aimee’s eyes are full of tears.”

A few minutes later, she approached the Steenkamp side of the public gallery.

A visibly emotional Aimee sat down next to Steenkamp’s cousin, Kim, and spoke to her softly.

Steenkamp’s cousin squeezed Aimee’s arm before she got up and returned to her family.

Earlier this week, Carl Pistorius reached out to Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June.

Read: Oscar’s family comforts June Steenkamp

A short while later, Oscar Pistorius glanced over at the public gallery before exchanging a few words with a photographer sitting next to him.

He then went to chat to his aunt where the two bowed their heads, held hands and said a brief prayer.

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the death of Pistorius’ mother, Sheila.

During the tea break, Pistorius chatted to his family and his lawyers and then sat by himself at the front of the court eating a sandwich.

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