Reeva wasn't pregnant - family

2013-02-27 16:46
Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

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Cape Town - The family of Reeva Steenkamp has rejected speculation that the model was pregnant when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed her, a report said on Wednesday.

International websites latched on to a story run by tabloid the National Enquirer claiming that Reeva was pregnant at the time of her death.

But, a spokesperson for her family, Mike Steenkamp, told Times LIVE that the speculation was completely unfounded.

"The post mortem would have revealed if Reeva was pregnant and it did not reveal anything like this.

"Maybe it comes from the other side, to garner and build up some sort of support for Oscar," he told the website.

According to Times LIVE, the National Enquirer story claimed that Pistorius was concerned that Reeva was cheating on him with one of her close friends and this is what supposedly sparked the argument between the couple.

According to the report, Steenkamp used the opportunity to inform Pistorius that she was pregnant with his child to placate him, and the Enquirer alleged that the pregnancy news sent him over the edge.

On Tuesday night, Pistorius held a private memorial service for Reeva in Pretoria.

He is currently out on R1m bail.

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

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