Pink support for Steenkamp family

2014-09-11 10:47
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South Africa pays tribute to Reeva

2014-09-11 10:06

All eyes are on the North Gauteng High Court where Oscar Pistorius faces judgement for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp. While attention is focused on Pistorius and Judge Thokozile Masipa, tributes have been paid to Reeva Steemkamp. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - Sporting pink bling, Caroline Trummer arrived at the North Gauteng High Court on a Harley Davidson  to show her support for the family of Reeva Steenkamp.

Judgment in paralympian Oscar Pistorius's trial for Steenkamp's alleged murder was being handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa at the court.

"Judgment day has arrived, you reap what you sow. Oscar... you can actually stop acting now," a poster carried by the Johannesburg woman who was sporting pink gloves and matching feather leg warmers, said.

She parked her pink motorcycle, which had an American flag sticking out, and a pink rose displayed on the handle bars, outside the court.

A toy skeleton and a miniature black coffin could be seen at the back of the bike.

"We are here to support Reeva Steenkamp's family. I'm happy if he spends at least seven to eight years in prison. I'm following him since he shot [her]... on Valentines Day," said Trummer, who also wore an American flag bandana.

She said a gun by itself was not dangerous, and it was the people who brandishing it that were dangerous.

Trummer was accompanied by two others bikers.

Masipa began handing down judgment at around 09:30.

She was flanked by her two assessors, Themba Mazibuko and Janette Henzen-du Toit.

Pistorius, aged 27, said he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he shot through it. He fired four times, killing Steenkamp on 14 February 2013.

The State says the murder was premeditated.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  thokozile masipa  |  pistorius trial

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