June Steenkamp: "I want people to remember Reeva"

2015-03-10 16:35


It's been just over two years since Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed, but her mother's pain will never go away.

June Steenkamp held a public and media discussion earlier today, where she revealed the reasons for publishing her book, Reeva: A Mother's Story. 

June revealed to the group that the main reason for her agreeing to publish the book is because she wants people to remember Reeva.

A visibly emotional June explained that the hardest part about writing the book, was recalling the last time she saw Reeva.

She also explained that she's now able to deal with her emotions, which she kept inside of her during the trial.

She added that the only thing that could ease her pain was if Reeva walked through the door. "I will never pack Reeva's pictures away, our home is like a memorial and I will never pack mementos away," she explained.

June added that Oscar's up-coming appeal case, which is set to take place this Friday,  will have no effect on her because she's moved on and a harsher sentence won't bring her daughter back.

About the Reeva Foundation:

June also revealed that the Reeva Foundation for Abused Women will be up-and-running soon.

She explained that Reeva was passionate about issues such as domestic violence and she owes it to her to make this dream a reality.

June urged mothers to make their daughters, their friends. She explained that she believed that Reeva was afraid to tell her about the extent of the problems she had with Oscar.

"We are going to try and save some lives," she added.

The foundation will try and help many women who are need out there. More details about the foundation will be released as soon as the logistics are sorted out.

*Picture: Instagram

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