Oscar Pistorius can proclaim his love for Reeva Steenkamp all he wants, but her mother, June Steenkamp, has a slightly different version of their relationship before he murdered her on Valentine’s Day in his home. June Steenkamp said she threatened Pistorius when her daughter phoned her from his car to complain he had been “driving like a lunatic.”
Mrs Steenkamp appeared on a documentary screened on Channel 5 last night in which she recalled the conversation from the car phone. “She was afraid, she was so afraid,” she said. “I said, ‘Will you just give him the phone’. She gave the phone to Oscar straight away. I said, ‘Listen, if you hurt my baby in any way I will have you wiped out’.”
Mrs Steenkamp said that after the incident, her daughter had phoned her again and had spoken about rows with Pistorius, whom she had been dating since November last year.
“She said, ‘We’ve been fighting; we’ve been fighting a lot’. She didn’t elaborate about what they’d been fighting about,” Mrs Steenkamp disclosed in the documentary, Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter? produced by Shekhar Bhatia.
Mrs Steenkamp also revealed that in her younger years, her daughter had painted a picture of a man with a gun threatening a “terrified” woman with angel wings and a ladder beside her “going up to heaven”.
“Reeva painted these pictures when she was 14… but we never really realised what they were about,” she said. “If you look at it now it’s clear as anything that this is a premonition.” Source: Telegraph
Oscar Pistorius’ trial has been postponed until August after the magistrate granted the prosecution’s request for the delay.