- Oscar Pistorius allegedly requested remorse from his deceased girlfriend's family recently
- Reeva Steenkamp was murdered in 2013 and Pistorius was imprisoned and is now serving 13 years and five months
- Bill Schroder, a close-friend of Pistorius', claims that the Paralympian cares more about forgiveness from the Steenkamps than getting out on parole
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Oscar Pistorius has reportedly asked the family of Reeva Steenkamp to forgive him for murdering the model. The 33-year-old blade runner was accused of shooting Steenkamp four times through a door on 14 February, 2013. He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
After an appeal, Pistorius is now serving 13 years and five months out of the initial sentencing. He claimed to have unknowingly opened fire on Steenkamp, who he said he believed was an intruder in the bathroom.
Pistorius shot and killed the model but maintains that her death was an accident. Steenkamp was 29 at the time and died at the scene.
Bill Schroder, a close-friend of Pistorius', reportedly told The Sun that Pistorius desperately wanted the Steenkamps forgiveness. Schroder also said that Pistorius is more concerned about forgiveness than getting out on parole.
According to The Witness, Schroder said the former Paralympian has given up exercise, grown a beard and recently turned to God. The report also said that Reeva's mother had forgiven Pistorius in 2018 but still wants him to be punished.
These are some of the responses from Saffa tweeps to the article by The Witness:
"Forgive him for lying? He shot Reeva behind a locked bathroom and Oscar said he was thinking it was an intruder. Sies he must rot in jail this one."
"But he said he didn’t kill her so forgiveness for what?"
"Tell them about what really happened that day. The truth will set you free and it might help them and you heal."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Junior De Rocka, who wants justice after his friend was murdered last week. Junior De Rocka has taken to social media to open up about the recent murder of his friend, Mluleki 'Mlooh' Mbewana.
The hip-hop DJ has made it clear that he also wants justice for his late friend. Mlooh was killed last week at a parking lot outside Rich Durban. Mzansi celebs such as musician L'vovo and DJ Cndo have also joined scores of people who have been calling for justice for Mlooh.
Junior recently set the record straight on the incident. He took to Twitter and shared that he was not at the venue on the day of the shooting. The star told his fans that he could not make a statement to the police just because he is Mlooh's friend.
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