Reeva Steenkamp. (AP)
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“Why my little girl? Why did this happen? Why did he do
this? What for?” asked June Steenkamp.
Pistorius is facing a murder charge after allegedly gunning
down Steenkamp in his Pretoria home last week. He is expected to apply for bail
“She had so much of herself to give and now all that is
gone. Just like that, she is gone… In the blink of an eye and a single
breath, the most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here,” she
told The Times newspaper in a phone interview from her home in Seaview, Port
Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
“All we have is this horrendous death to deal with…
to get to grips with. All we want are answers… answers as to why this had to
happen, why our beautiful daughter had to die like this.”
She added that Reeva was proud of being a South African.
“She loved this country and all its people. This was the only place she
Meanwhile, Steenkamp’s father, Barry, told Britain’s Daily
Mail that he bears no animosity towards Pistorius, but is struggling to “to
find some reason why this happened to our lovely daughter”.
Steenkamp’s flatmate, Gina Myers, refused to comment to the
Times about her relationship with Pistorius, but described her as “amazing”.
“Her faith in the world, love for everyone and
everything, and positive outlook is what made many people live. There is not a
single word that can describe how amazing she was. The energy with which she
loved, whether it was in a friendship or relationship, was incredible. She
“All I want are answers. That is what all of us,
including both families, want. We want the truth to come out … everyone to be
honest about what happened,” Myers said.