Reeva's ex tells of meeting before death

2013-03-11 21:30
Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

Reeva Steenkamp (Picture: AP)

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Cape Town - Reeva Steenkamp met her ex-boyfriend two days before she died,  and they were repeatedly interrupted by Oscar Pistorius, a BBC documentary is set to reveal.

Pistorius stands accused of murdering Steenkamp, who he shot through a toilet door of his home in the early hours of Valentine's Day.

He claims he had thought she was an intruder.

Pistorius is free on R1m bail, the conditions of which he has now challenged in the North Gauteng High Court.

The Daily Mail reported that in the BBC Three's documentary Oscar Pistorius…What really Happened? - due to be aired tonight at 21:00 in the United Kingdom, Warren Lahoud tells of how he met his former girlfriend for a coffee in innocent circumstances.

In the documentary he reveals in Pistorius telephoned Steenkamp twice within twenty minutes during their meeting, the report said.

He said: "I’ve met him twice and there was never anything negative out of it at all. [It was] fine…no problem at all."

But he did ask her about Pistorius telephoning her twice on her mobile during their get together.

"I said is everything ok. I mean he’s phoned twice already, every twenty minutes. I asked her that question. She said 'there's nothing wrong'."

Asked if she gave any indication that there may have been problems with her relationship with Pistorius, the Daily Mail said he said they did not discuss him.

"She seemed fine. We didn’t really discuss personal relationships, it was more a friendly thing."

"She didn't seem unhappy. She always told me that she wouldn’t be with anybody that she felt unhappy with, or she wouldn’t allow herself to be with somebody like that"

Lahoud said he would be giving police a statement, the report said.

He said that during his five years with Steenkamp, he could not remember her locking the toilet door when she went to the bathroom.

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