Reeva's dad didn't have a 2nd stroke

2014-02-28 14:19
Barry Steenkamp. (Werner Hills, Foto24)

Barry Steenkamp. (Werner Hills, Foto24)

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Johannesburg - Lawyers for the family of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympian Oscar Pistorius, denied reports on Friday that her father Barry had suffered a second stroke.

"Recent reports appeared in the media intimating that Barry Steenkamp has recently suffered a second stroke. The report is incorrect," legal firm De Villiers Inc said in a statement.

The Times, quoting family lawyer Dup de Bruyn, reported on Friday that Steenkamp suffered a second stroke a few days ago.

"It was light... he has recovered reasonably well, but it is a traumatic time," De Bruyn reportedly said.

"He simply cannot see his way forward to come to the trial."

Barry reportedly suffered his first stroke at the end of January.

Pistorius is accused of murdering Steenkamp on 14 February last year. His murder trial begins in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday and is expected to run until 20 March.

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