Reeva's mother writes book

2014-09-19 09:50

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Cape Town - Reeva Steenkamp's mother has written a memoir which has been described by its publisher as the only true insider's account of the "most dramatic trial of the 21st century".

Die Burger reported on Friday that June Steenkamp's book Reeva: A Mother's Story will be published in November.

The publisher, UK-based Little, Brown Book Group, released the cover this week, saying Steenkamp will be in the UK for the launch.

'Painfully honest and unflinching'

The book will describe the events after Steenkamp received a phone call early on 14 February 2013 to say that her daughter had been shot dead by her boyfriend, paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius was found not guilty of her premeditated murder, but guilty of culpable homicide after a lengthy trial.

"In this painfully honest and unflinching account of Reeva's life, she will talk about what really went on in her mind as she sat in the packed Pretoria court room day after day and how she is coping in the aftermath of the verdict," the publisher said on its website.

June Steenkamp will also describe what Reeva was like and her thoughts about the verdict.

In an interview shortly afterwards, June and her husband, Barry, expressed their disappointment that Pistorius had been found not guilty of murder, saying his culpable homicide conviction was not right.

Meanwhile, Pistorius's agent this week denied reports that Pistorius was planning to write a book to give his side of the story, saying there were no firm plans for a book at the moment.

Pistorius returns to court for sentencing on 13 October 2014.

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