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TV station to screen Pistorius girlfriend reality show

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South Africa’s national broadcaster says it will screen a reality TV show featuring Reeva Steenkamp.

In a statement on Saturday SABC says it will air the Tropika Island of Treasure programme “which features the late Reeva Steenkamp”.

The show’s executive producer, Samantha Moon, said Steenkamp’s family wants the show to go ahead. Moon said that the family “wants it on. This is how they want to remember her”.

Reeva’s cousin, Sharon Steenkamp, said the family had not been consulted by anyone from the show or SABC, but they were not against it being aired because Reeva “was proud of being in the show”.

“Her last words to us personally was that she wants us to watch it,” Sharon Steenkamp said.

A Steenkamp family spokesman said relatives still faced a long struggle to come to terms with her killing.

“I can’t see the family getting over this shortly,” Reeva’s uncle, Mike Steenkamp said. “It’s going to be a long, long-term reconciliation with a lot of things and issues.”

Mike Steenkamp said there would be a memorial service for Reeva in her home town of Port Elizabeth, on South Africa’s southern coast.

“Reeva’s casket is being brought to PE (Port Elizabeth),” he said.

 

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