ANCWL pays for Reeva's mom to attend trial

2014-05-06 08:10
June Steenkamp, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, is seen in court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa, Pool)

June Steenkamp, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, is seen in court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa, Pool)

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Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League is footing the bill for June Steenkamp's travel and accommodation costs allowing her to attend the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

"She will attend the trial for as long as the ANC Women's League is able to pay for her travel and accommodation costs," Steenkamp's lawyer, Dup de Bruyn, told the Afrikaans daily.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of her daughter, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. He has pleaded not guilty in the North Gauteng High Court, saying the shooting was an accident.

Gauteng African National Congress Women's League spokesperson Jacqui Mofokeng confirmed to Beeld that the organisation was paying with the help of the Progressive Women's Movement of SA and individual donations.

"We are doing this so that she can get some closure," said Mofokeng.

Steenkamp lives in Port Elizabeth.

Her husband is not attending the trial, so the ANCWL is also helping to pay for the costs of her friend, Jenny Strydom.

- SAPA
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