What a terrible way to start the day. Internationally acclaimed athlete and all-round nice guy, Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of this morning according to Beeld. It’s believed he thought she was an intruder entering his Silverwoods Country Estate home.
Oscar is currently in police custody and will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court later today.
There is no further information available at this stage and I won’t be mentioning her name until it’s confirmed. If it is the person I’m thinking of, it’s a very sad day indeed.
Here is a statement from Reeva’s management:
Statement from Sarit Tomlinson, MD of Capacity Relations, Reeva Steenkamp’s Management Agency:
We can confirm that Reeva Steenkamp has passed away. We are in communication with people on the scene, please wait for official statements, as there is too much speculation at this moment in time. We will provide further information as soon as we are able to provide accurate information as to what transpired. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Steenkamp family, who have asked to have their privacy respected during this difficult time, everyone is simply devastated. She was the kindest, sweetest human being; an angel on earth and will be sorely missed.
Reeva was set to appear in the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure alongside a whole host of local celebrities. The show is scheduled to air on Saturday and according to Heat Magazine, the show will go on as planned. On the show’s website they say, “We are deeply saddened and extend our condolences to Reeva’s family and friends.”
Sam Moon, creator and Executive producer and creator of the show, Sam Moon said in a statement:
“We are absolutely devastated at the tragic loss of Reeva Steenkamp, our friend and beloved member of the Tropika Island of Treasure 5 family. Reeva was a wonderful human being and an extremely talented and intelligent woman. Her kind and loving spirit was evident to all who knew her and her zest for life will be truly missed. We are blessed and privileged to have known her. Words cannot express how saddened we are by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reeva’s family and friends.”
More to follow soon.