Reeva Steenkamp’s father has just one question for Oscar Pistorius

2014-04-14 08:22

Reeva Steenkamp’s father Barry, who suffered a minor stroke prior to the start of the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius in early March, intends to go to court to look the Paralympian in the eye.

“When I feel strong enough, I’ll go there to ask him one thing: ‘Why? Why did you kill my lovely Reeva?’” Barry Steenkamp was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.

“I feel sure I will know the truth when I stand in front of him and demand an answer. I want to do that for my daughter.”

The Star published an interview by the UK-based Daily Mail, in which Reeva’s sister Simone also said the family wanted to know the truth.

Reeva’s mother June has returned to the high court in Pretoria each day to hear the proceedings.

Pistorius is accused of killing Steenkamp at his home on Valentine’s Day last year. He claims he mistook her for an intruder.

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