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Feb 16, 2013 Comments Off littlebytes


Pistorius smiles at Reeva Steenkamp. (EPA)

In a poignant interview aired two days after she was shot dead at the home of her boyfriend, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp speaks about the need to leave a positive mark on life.

A South African celebrity television show aired haunting footage on Saturday of Oscar Pistorius’s late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp speaking about love, life and the need to be positive.

Two recently tweeted photos of Reeva Steenkamp (@reevasteenkamp)
“You have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way,” she said in the clip from “Tropika Island of Treasure”, which aired with her family’s wishes, just two days after her death.
The footage showed Steenkamp swimming in Jamaica with dolphins and smiling broadly as she floated down the Martha Brae River on a punted bamboo raft.
She spoke of her love for Jamaica and how much she had enjoyed taking part in the programme: “I don’t have any regrets, I don’t have any bitterness.
“I take home with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and that are in here, that I’ll treasure forever.

South African amputee champion runner, Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp (PA/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old model and law school graduate was shot four times at Pistorius’ home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, in a case that shocked South Africa and topped news broadcasts around the world.

Oscar Pistorius starts in the men’s 400-metre semifinal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (AP)

Pistorius, a national icon who inspired people around the world when he became the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympic Games last year, remained in a police cell on Saturday, charged with murder.
In a statement outside his home in Pretoria, the athlete’s uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said that the family stronly refuted the charge of premeditated murder.

Source: AFP, footage courtesy of Stimulii Productions via Telegraph.co.uk