According to an article written in the Sunday Times last week, the Paralympic athlete’s legal team was in talks regarding an out-of-court settlement that could bring Barry and June Steenkamp more than R2million.
Sunday Times’ Werner Swart tracked down Barry Steenkamp (Reeva’s dad) at a small pub (of which the couple took over a few months ago) called The Barking Spider, in Greenbushes outside Port Elizabeth.
“We are doing OK, but we know things are now going to start picking up again,” a tired-looking Barry said, referring to the upcoming first anniversary of his daughter’s death and the trial that is set to start in March.
Barry said the attention had been overwhelming. “That is why we left – because of all the media and attention.”
Swart reported that there was not a single photograph of Reeva in sight.
Advocate Dup de Bruyn, who is representing the Steenkamps said, “They started the pub because they need to make a living. I can tell you we are still in talks with the Pistorius legal team about compensation … We have not served summons yet because we are trying to reach a settlement.”
Source: The Times