Reeva Steenkamp's mother accuses Oscar Pistorius of `terrifying` her daughter during relationship
Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been accused of terrorising his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the double amputee shot dead, during the controlling relationship by the deceased law graduate and model's mother.
London: Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been accused of terrorising his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the double amputee shot dead, during the controlling relationship by the deceased law graduate and model's mother.
June Steenkamp said that Pistorius treated Reeva like his arm candy and tried to dictate what she wore, how she behaved and how she spoke prior to killing her on Valentine's Day in 2013.
June described the time when Reeva called her during their three-month relationship to say that Pistorius was driving dangerously at 161 miles-per-hour with her in the car, The Independent reported.
Reeva's mother said that one day her daughter phoned her and told her that Pistorius was driving like a lunatic. And she replied that Reeva should just put the Paralympian on the phone.
June claims that she said to Pistorius that if he hurts her baby, she would have him wiped out, just to try and scare him. And she added that he apparently slowed down straightaway.
Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympic sprinter, was convicted of culpable homicide on 12 September for which he received a maximum prison sentence of five years, with the possibility of serving the rest under correctional supervision after 10 months.
Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murder and said that he mistook Reeva for an intruder in his bathroom before he shot four times through the door, with three bullets hitting his girlfriend.
Reeva moved from her parents' home in Port Elizabeth aged 22 to the bigger and more dangerous South African city of Johannesburg to continue a successful career in modeling, which she had done since the age of 14, after graduating with a law degree and working as a paralegal.
Also a reality television star, Reeva was due to be shown in Tropika Island of Treasure two days after she was shot by Pistorius. Her parents gave the channel permission to air the show, the report added.