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Reeva's mother not vengeful; Oscar plays soccer with Krejcir

Mar 11, 2015
Reeva's mother not vengeful; Oscar plays soccer with Krejcir

Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, doesn't want Oscar Pistorius to suffer for killing her daughter but believes he should be isolated.

This was revealed in a question and answer session on Tuesday during the launch of her book, Reeva - A Mother’s Story, based on her ordeal after discovering that her daughter had been shot by Pistorius up to the time he was sentenced for culpable homicide.

“I don’t want him to suffer, I am not that kind of person even though what he has done, I’m not saying he shouldn’t go to jail because he has killed my daughter, he must pay for that, he must be isolated,” June said.

Still, after the Oscar trial, together with her husband, Barry, she publicly stated their unhappiness with the sentence.

June says the book is her way of ensuring Steenkamp will not be forgotten.

Oscar and Krejcir play soccer

Meanwhile, a video has reportedly surfaced purportedly showing Oscar Pistorius and Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir playing soccer amid claims that the two are receiving special treatment at the Kgosi Mampuru prison.

The Daily Sun reported that a source in the prison made a video of the two playing soccer in a courtyard. The source told the paper that fellow inmates were angered over the "special treatment" the two men are apparently receiving.

The Correctional Services Department denied the two were receiving special treatment.

Correctional services spokesman Ofentse Morwane said inmates are allowed to exercise an hour a day.

He also said allegations by offenders that they are denied games is "unfortunate and misleading to the public".