Steenkamp may have been 'the one'

2013-02-19 16:14
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp pictured at the 2012 Feather Awards. (Lucky Nxumalo, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp pictured at the 2012 Feather Awards. (Lucky Nxumalo, AFP)

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Pretoria - Friends of Oscar Pistorius testified on his relationship with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his bail application in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"They really complemented each other," said Daytona group CEO Justin Divaris.

He said he thought Steenkamp could be "the one" for Pistorius, who could not stop crying after his affidavit of what happened on the night Steenkamp was shot dead was read into the court record.

Pistorius has been charged with the murder of Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day.

The State has said it would reject his explanation that he had mistaken her for a burglar when he shot four times into a bathroom, hitting her three times.

Divaris said the two had met at a track day he had hosted.

Pistorius had described Steenkamp as a fantastic person who understood him.

"Oscar and Reeva really loved one another," said Divaris.

In another statement, by Samantha Greyvenstein, Divaris's girlfriend, Pistorius was described as "the epitome of a true gentleman".

"Reeva told me Oscar treated her like gold," Greyvenstein said in the statement.

She said if Pistorius asked her to marry him, she would probably have said yes.

This was in spite of him "moving a bit fast" and "being a bit intense".

She said: "In my experience Oscar and Reeva had nothing but love for each other."

Earlier, Pistorius said he was not a flight risk, and would hand over his passports if necessary.

He did not know who the witnesses would be in the murder trial, but would not interfere with them.

If he was released, he would not disturb public order, he said in an affidavit read by his lawyer Barry Roux.

He would also not interfere with investigations.

He said that after the shooting he did not attempt to flee, and that he was not "disposed to violence".

The court heard that his assets included a vacant stand at Langebaan in the Western Cape, movable assets and vehicles worth R500 000 and income of around R5.6m a year.

He had no intention to relocate.

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