I want to write very briefly about, and with the greatest of respect for, the late Reeva Steenkamp, who as you may know was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius in his bathroom, in Pretoria, South Africa.
The world has watched this story and the trial. For the record I believe Pistorius is guilty of murder and that he has been very lucky to be convicted of culpable homicide (manslaughter in England). The judge decided there was no intent to kill Reeva and that her killing was an accident arising out of gross recklessness on the part of Oscar Pristorius. I disagree but…
The point I’d like to make is that Ms Martin, who is the prosecution witness giving evidence at the sentencing trial, told the court that Reeva Steenkamp loved cats. I was very pleased to hear that. She must have been a tender, loving woman.
Ms Martin spent ten minutes describing Ms Steenkamp’s cats, a collection of strays from the streets of Johannesburg that she had domesticated.
Ms Steenkamp was a cat rescuer and God bless her for that. My condolences to her family.