They spoke out just days after an emotion ceremony to mark what would have been the model’s 32nd birthday and a last-minute decision by South Africa’s justice minister to reverse Pistorius being freed from prison on parole.
Michael Masutha said a decision by the parole board at Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria to release Pistorius just 10 months into a five month sentence for manslaughter was “premature” and asked for a review of his case.
“She is dead after [Pistorius made] sure she was dead. ” He husband, a former jockey, said he never believed Pistorius’ claim that he fired four times at the model through a locked lavatory door at his home on St Valentine’s Day 2013 because he thought she was an intruder.
Steenkamp's biography on the website of talent management firm Capacity Relations says the model graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
"She had a fantastic character and we all were very fond of her," said Hilda Fisher, secretary to the dean of law.
; 19 August 1983 – 14 February 2013) was a South African model.
On Valentine's Day 2013, Steenkamp was killed by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, who said he believed she was an intruder hiding in the bathroom.
“We know what we heard there is not right.” He pointed to the evidence of witnesses who said they heard a woman screaming from up to 200m away before the shots were fired.
“People actually heard the screams and when he realised that had happened he couldn't stop.
The whole world knows Oscar Pistorius, who overcame amputation of both legs when he was an infant to become the Blade Runner, competing at the age of 25 against able-bodied runners at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
But Audrey Botha also knew him as the hotheaded youth her husband had arrested for assault in 2009, after he had been accused of slamming a door so hard on a female guest at one of his parties that it caused severe injuries.
On Valentine's Day 2013, her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius shot her four times through the locked door of his bathroom while she was staying in his home.