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Celebs react to Reeva Steenkamp's death

2013-02-14 11:31
Cape Town -  South African celebrities and media personalities have taken to Facebook and Twitter to express their condolences and shock over the news of FHM model Reeva Steenkamp's death.

News broke early on Thursday morning that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed a woman he mistook for an intruder at his home at the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria.

A murder case has been opened by police in Pretoria.

Beeld and City Press later reported that the deceased was his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Police have yet to confirm the identity of the deceased but Reeva's PR agency has confirmed that she has been killed, reports City Press.

Disbelief and shock

Former Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar called out to her fellow Twitter fans in disbelief.

Bobby van Jaarsveld tweeted:

Singer Lindiwe Suttle took the opportunity to address gun control issues, and called out vocal anti-gun supporter Piers Morgan:

Socialite and gossip reporter Jen Su tweeted the following after hearing the news:

5fm DJ Sureshnie Rider:

Some also used the opportunity to highlight issues of safety in South African homes.

Top Billing presenter Jo-Ann Strauss took to her Twitter-page, and posted the following:

Former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam also joined Strauss on her views, posting:

Singer Chris Chameleon mostly targeted criminals in his post, saying:
Actor Siv Ngesi has been vocal about the incident, tweeting:
Oscar has reportedly been taken into custody by police and is set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.


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