No sex for Reeva and Oscar, says June Steenkamp
26 October 2014, 09:58
Johannesburg - Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, has said her daughter never had sex with Oscar Pistorius as “she was scared to take the relationship to the next level”.
According to the Sunday Times, June Steenkamp made the statement in her memoir Reeva: a Mother’s Story. In her book she says the couple had spent many nights together but had not had sexual relations.
She writes that on the fatal night, Reeva’s clothes were packed. “There is no doubt in our minds that she had decided to leave Oscar that night.”
She also describes Pistorius as moody, arrogant, possessive, gun-toting, vague, shifty and evasive.
In an interview with the London Times, the 68-year-old mother says she is convinced that Pistorius lied in court and that he knew who he was aiming at when he fired the four bullets through the toilet door.
In addition she told The Times that had Pistorius not killed Reeva, he would have killed someone else “sooner or later”.
June also told the British newspaper that Reeva “had confided to me that she hadn't slept with him. They'd shared a bed, but she was scared to take the relationship to that level … She wouldn't want to sleep with Oscar if she wasn't sure”.
Meanwhile, the UK’s Daily Mail reports that June says in her book that although Pistorius told the court they were planning a life together, she thinks Reeva had “nagging doubts about their compatibility”.
June’s book is expected to be published on 6 November.
Meanwhile, News24 reported how June insisted she did not want "revenge" on Wednesday, the day after the disgraced athlete was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.
June told British broadcaster ITV that she was "settled" with Pistorius's sentence for killing Reeva, even though it could mean he is out of prison and under house arrest after 10 months.
Looking pale and holding her husband Barry's hand, she added: "We don't want revenge, we want a fair punishment under the circumstances on his disabilities.
"We wouldn't have wanted him to go to jail and be abused and I feel that he will realise that he can't go around doing that, he can't kill someone like that."
Pistorius, the first double amputee Paralympian to compete against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics, was ordered to serve a maximum five years in prison for culpable homicide Tuesday after a seven-month trial.
Pistorius had testified that he shot Steenkamp four times through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria home after he mistakenly believed she was an intruder.
Prosecutors had argued that he murdered her in a fit of rage after an argument.
June said the family accepted the decision, despite indicating that some members were not "entirely happy".
"We're very settled with the sentence," she added.
"We may not feel that justice has been done, but we have just got to accept what the judge decided.
"Not everyone is entirely happy... the facts that she [the judge] had before her maybe weren't enough. But we have to live."
Her husband Barry also said the family had to go along with what Judge Thokozile Masipa had decided.
"Only Oscar knows whether that sentence is acceptable to him," he said.
"I've got my feelings to the whole thing. But we do accept what the judge handed down."