Reeva’s mom opens up about Oscar ‘the devil’ in new interview

2014-04-10 07:26
Cape Town – In an exclusive interview with Britain’s Daily Mirror Reeva Steenkamp’s mom, June, calls Oscar Pistorius “the devil”. 

In another interview, broadcast on the Investigation Discovery TV channel, she says her attitude has changed since seeing him in court.

“I’m angry now when I hear the details of exactly what happened,” June told Discovery ID.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror has an exclusive interview in Thursday's newspaper with June, who has been sitting stoically in court, listening to proceedings and watching Pistorius intently. The Paralympian shot and killed her daughter on Valentine's Day last year.

He is currently on the stand in the North Gauteng High Court.

The dignified June had to watch an emotional Pistorius break down in wailing and sobbing fits over the past few days in court and had to see and listen to graphic details of how her daughter was killed. She tells the Daily Mirror that she is just praying for strength.

She says she is “trying to make it through each day, I pray a lot and don’t feel God has let me down. If you live with God you take the good with the bad. What am I praying for? Strength. I’m representing Reeva at the trial”.

‘From hero to devil’

June told the newspaper that Pistorius “has an aggressive persona”.

“He’s used to having people adore him, so it must be pretty different for him now. He’s been spoilt by other people, that’s why he struts around and looks superior. He’s gone from hero to devil”.

June says Pistorius has been “very dramatic, the vomiting and crying”. She says “my presence unnerves him. I’m sure of it. He’s answerable to me”.

“I do not know the man. All I know is what he’s done. He must see me there in the court. He must feel my eyes boring into him. I think it makes a lot of difference”.

‘I don’t want to be crying in public’

June told the Daily Mirror that she feels “very vulnerable”.

“The whole world is watching you and you don’t want people to see you when you’re in pain. I don’t want to be crying in public. I’m a private person. I like to keep my feelings to myself”.

“I’m being strong for Reeva, I have to be there. It’s hard for me to do it, but I’m representing my child. “I’m there for her, as much as it’s hell for me, I know that I have to be there, I’m compelled to be there.” publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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