ANC Women’s League pays for June Steenkamp to attend trial

2014-05-06 08:16

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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.

“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 Afrikaans daily, Beeld.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of her daughter, Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead on Valentine’s Day last year. He has pleaded not guilty in the high court in Pretoria, saying the shooting was an accident.

Gauteng ANC Women’s League spokesperson, Jacqui Mofokeng, confirmed that they were paying with the help of the Progressive Women’s Movement of SA and with 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.

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