Reeva Steenkamp's parents call for justice in Anni Dewani murder case
Barry and June Steenkamp, parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by athlete Oscar Pistorius, have called for justice in the Anni Dewani murder case.
London: Barry and June Steenkamp, parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by athlete Oscar Pistorius, have called for justice in the Anni Dewani murder case.
Dewani, 28, was shot as she and her husband Shrien Dewani travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010 while on honeymoon and the husband is accused of orchestrating his bride`s murder.
The Steenkamps offered their condolences to Vinod and Nilam Hindocha, parents of Anni Dewani, the Daily Mail reported.
Barry Steenkamp and Vinod Hindocha spoke on the telephone from Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and discussed the similarities in their cases.
Earlier this year, Pistorius was cleared of murder, but was found guilty of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison sentence after he claimed he mistook Reeva for an intruder and fired his gun.
Shrien Dewani is on trial for murdering Anni, who was killed by a single bullet to the neck with her husband accused of masterminding and staging the shooting to look like a robbery.
The Western Cape Court will decide Monday whether the Bristol millionaire businessman can walk free with no case to answer or whether his trial must continue.
Shrien has applied for the charge against him to be dismissed, claiming the prosecution have no evidence against him and he did not need to offer any defence.
Steenkamp confirmed that he and his wife were supporting Anni`s parents in their bid to get the judge to continue the case and have offered their sympathies.
"I am delighted that Reeva`s parents have said they will support us and am very grateful for that," Hindocha said.