“But I couldn’t see love” Reeva Steenkamp on her relationship with Oscar Pistorius


Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin Kim Martin has told a court revealed that Reeva didn’t love Oscar in court today. The hearing is reconsidering the South African Olympic athlete’s sentence after a court found him guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp, overturning an earlier manslaughter verdict. He faces a jail term of 15 years but it may be reduced due to time already spent in prison and mitigating factors.

Ms Martin said she did not believe the true version of events had come out.

“I never heard him apologise… I don’t feel the true version came out. We just wanted the truth,” she said.

Martin was the last witness for the prosecution at the hearing, which began in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday and is expected to conclude by the end of the week. Pistorius’ lawyer, Barry Roux, asked her about the couple’s loving relationship. Ms Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, was excited and fond of Pistorius, “but I couldn’t see love”, Ms Martin


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