Reeva Steenkamp’s mother has said she does not want “revenge” against Oscar Pistorius after he was released from prison to house arrest.
Pistorius, a six-time Paralympic gold medallist, was released on Monday, just under a year into a five-year jail term he was sentenced to serve for killing his then girlfriend Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.
Pistorius was acquitted of premeditated murder and found guilty of culpable homicide having claimed he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he shot her through a bathroom door.
The 28-year-old could still see his conviction changed, with the state prosecutors’ appeal against Pistorius’ culpable homicide conviction set to be heard on November 3.
But speaking at the launch of the Reeva Steenkamp Foundation at a school in Port Elizabeth, June Steenkamp said: “I’ve got no feelings of revenge. I don’t want to hurt him. He’s already a disabled person.
“I don’t want him thrown in jail and be suffering … that’s not going to bring Reeva back. But in my heart I don’t want revenge towards him, I’m past that.”