Steenkamp family: It is going to take time

2013-02-20 18:49
Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - It will take time for model Reeva Steenkamp's family to recover from her death, her brother Adam told the SABC on Wednesday.

"The family is starting to deal with everything better, now that we have said farewell to my sister. It is going to take time," Steenkamp said outside the family home in Port Elizabeth.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is charged with murdering Steenkamp, who was his girlfriend, at his home in Pretoria last week.

In an affidavit read to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, he said Steenkamp was shot through a bathroom door, where he thought an intruder was hiding.

Steenkamp was cremated in a private ceremony in her home town on Tuesday.

Adam told the broadcaster the family was keeping its ears open to find out the truth about her death, but that it was not "sitting down hungry" to watch the news and read newspapers.

Adam said he "does not have feelings" towards Pistorius. "I do not know the guy."

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  port elizabeth

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.

 
 

Paws

12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.