Reeva's mom - Judge gets it wrong

2014-09-13 06:00
Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, wipes her eye during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Daniel Born/The Times/Pool)

Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, wipes her eye during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Daniel Born/The Times/Pool)

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Johannesburg - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp believe the conviction of culpable homicide that Oscar Pistorius received for shooting their daughter was not the right one, NBC reported on Friday.

"I just don't feel that this is... right. They believe his story and I don't believe that story. That's the difference," said Reeva's mother June Steenkamp in an interview with NBC.

"I really don't care what happens to Oscar. It's not going to change anything because my daughter is never coming back. He's still living and breathing you know, and she is gone forever."

She said there were so many mistakes made and the athlete's story "did not add up".

NBC spoke to the Steenkamp parents after Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of murder but of culpable homicide.

Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door of his Pretoria home on 14 February last year.

Steenkamp's father, Barry, said there was disbelief, not only in their minds but "everyone in the world".

June Steenkamp said many people wanted to know what had happened.

"She [Reeva] died a horrible death. A horrible, painful, terrible death and she suffered," she said.

"He shot through the door and I can't believe that they believe that it was an accident."

NBC reported that the Steenkamps want to talk to Pistorius.

They said they did not want revenge but just the truth to come out.

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