Reeva Steenkamp’s parents are in “very sensitive negotiations” with Oscar Pistorius over compensation for the death of their daughter, their lawyer has confirmed. Beeld reported today that Advocate Dup de Bruyn is representing Barry and June Steenkamp. He also represented Fred van der Vyver in the Inge Lotz murder case. De Bruyn told Beeld the negotiations were at a sensitive stage and he did not want to comment further for fear of scuppering the talks. He also declined to comment on the amount being negotiated. Weekend media reports indicated that the amount could be in the region of R2 million-R3 million. Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp dead in his home on Valentine’s Day last year claiming he thought she was an intruder. Steenkamp’s parents said she supported them financially, that they fell on hard times after her death and are no longer able to afford the rental on their Port Elizabeth home. Pistorius will appear before Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa in the North Gauteng High Court in March on murder charges.