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2014-04-23 14:49
Cape Town – Discovery Channel (DStv 121) will be broadcasting a recent exclusive interview with the parents of Reeva Steenkamp, June and Barry Steenkamp, on Sunday 27 April at 21:00.

The Trial of Oscar Pistorius is the renamed documentary of Pistorius On Trial: Nowhere to Run which was shown earlier this month on the Investigation Discovery TV channel in America.

The Trial of Oscar Pistorius - besides the Discovery Channel broadcasting date - will also be broadcast on TLC Entertainment (DStv 172) on Thursday 1 May at 21:50.

"The world has been riveted by the Oscar Pistorius trial over the last few weeks," says Lee Hobbs, the channel director for emerging business, for Discovery Networks' Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region.

"In this special documentary, the Steenkamps share some of their memories of Reeva, the young woman she was and what they feel may have led to her tragic death."

Pistorius is currently on trial, accused of premeditated murder after he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day last year.

In The Trial of Oscar Pistorius, June Steenkamp opens up about the first time she ever laid eyes on Oscar Pistorius, the loss of her daughter and being inside the courtroom in Pretoria in a sensational murder trial which has gripped the world's attention.

"I think he [Oscar] has to see me, the mother, the person who gave birth to her, that he's taken that away," says June Steenkamp in the exclusive TV interview.

"That's what I want to see, that's why I want to look in his face and he must look in mine. He must see now that I am there for justice for Reeva, no matter what happened, and the truth, obviously, which we don't know we'll ever get. But I hope for that."

Barry Steenkamp, Reeva's father, suffered a minor stroke prior to the start of the trial and has been unable to attend court.

Speaking for the first time to Peacock Productions that produced the documentary, Barry says, "I've got my own feelings inside as to what happened, but what I do want to do, is to just to talk to him. I would like to have a chat to him, man to man. Guilty or not guilty, whatever it is. I would like to have a talk; that would help me a lot".


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