- June Steenkamp and her husband are now focused solely on their foundation which aids abused women
- Reeva mother spoke out after the Constitutional Court ruled it did not have the jurisdiction to grant Oscar Pistorius' appeal
- The paralympic athlete has exhausted all options he had to reduce his the sentence he received for murdering his girlfriend
The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has announced she's 'done' with her daughter's killer after he exhausted all his options to reduce his 13-year prison sentence.
June Steenkamp is over the man who killed her daughter on Valentine's Day five years ago. Speaking to The Citizen, the mother said she no longer cares what happens to Pistorius.
“I am not interested in Oscar Pistorius, I am finished with that! It’s up to the justice system now – I have no interest whatsoever in him. He is not important to me anymore. It has been five years and I have had enough now.”, she said on Tuesday.
According to June, she and her husband were not “vengeful or vindictive” people, so they were not concerned about the Paralympian attempting to reduce his prison sentence.
The slain model's parents were now moving forward and helping other women going through abuse.
“We’re now concentrating on the Reeva Steenkamp Foundation – it’s going so well and we are going to do great things. We have attorneys and advocates on board who are coming up with brilliant ideas.
June added it was challenging to raise funds, but added before she leaves this earth, she wants to create a refuge centre for women to get away from abuse.
However, the lack of funds have not stopped them from tackling the issues close to their hearts, they often visit schools to raise awareness against bullying.
“That is why people tend to end up being abusive. Some children have even committed suicide because of bullying.”
Despite their attempts to move forward, Reeva's death would always have an effect on their lives, and even their health.
According to June, her husband Barry Steenkamp would have to go for heart surgery on 29 April.
Steenkamp had a stroke when he lost his daughter and one of the valves calcified. However, according to his wife, he'll be just fine.
And as for their emotional welfare, Mrs Steenkamp said they'll miss their baby girl for the rest of their lives.
“We are trying our very best and all in Reeva’s name. Reeva would love this. We miss her still every day… It’s like someone chopped my arm or leg off. I still have painful feelings every day.”
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