June Steenkamp wants more jail time for Oscar Pistorius
June Steenkamp, the mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, has expressed her displeasure at Oscar Pistorius spending just a year in jail.
The Olympian was sentenced to 5 years after being convicted for manslaughter, but spent only one year in jail, with the rest to be spent in house arrest.
She told Sky News after travelling to Bloemfontein in South Africa to support prosecutors who are demanding a re-trial: “He killed her and he’s been in jail for 11 months and it’s too short a time for taking someone’s life.”
“And even though I don’t want to hurt him in any way, he has to face the truth … it’s justice for Reeva.
“She lost her life, her career, having a child, her wedding and we lost her. It’s sending a bad message to the public, especially the women of South Africa, that 11 months is enough time for killing somebody.