Oscar Pistorius ‘the Devil’ – June Steenkamp

2014-04-10 08:54

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In an exclusive interview with Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, calls Oscar Pretorius “the Devil”.

In another interview on the Investigation Discovery TV channel, she says her attitude has changed since seeing him in court.

“I’m angry now when I hear the details of exactly what happened,” she told Discovery ID.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror has an exclusive interview in today’s newspaper with Steenkamp. She has been sitting stoically in court listening to everything and watching Pistorius who shot and killed her daughter on Valentine’s Day last year.

He is testifying in the North Gauteng High Court accused of premeditated murder.

The dignified mother had to watch an emotional Pistorius break down in wailing and sobbing fits in the past few days in court and had to see and listen to the graphic details of how her daughter was killed. She told the Daily Mirror she was just praying for strength.

She said she was “trying to make it through each day, I pray a lot and don’t feel God has let me down. If you live with God you take the good with the bad. What am I praying for? Strength. I’m representing Reeva at the trial.”

Steenkamp told the newspaper that Pistorius “has an aggressive persona”.

“He’s used to having people adore him, so it must be pretty different for him now. He’s been spoilt by other people, that’s why he struts around and looks superior. He’s gone from hero to devil.”

Steenkamp says Pistorius has been “very dramatic, the vomiting and crying”. She says “my presence unnerves him. I’m sure of it. He’s answerable to me.

“I do not know the man. All I know is what he’s done. He must see me there in the court. He must feel my eyes boring into him. I think it makes a lot of difference.”

Steenkamp told the Daily Mirror that she felt “very vulnerable”.

“The whole world is watching you and you don’t want people to see you when you’re in pain. I don’t want to be crying in public. I’m a private person. I like to keep my feelings to myself.

“I’m being strong for Reeva, I have to be there. It’s hard for me to do it, but I’m representing my child. “I’m there for her, as much as it’s hell for me, I know that I have to be there, I’m compelled to be there.”

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