Slain Pistorius' girlfriend leaves haunting TV message

Feb 17, 2013, 07:59 IST | AFP

A celebrity television show on Saturday aired haunting footage of Oscar Pistorius'slain girlfriend speaking about the need to leave a positive mark on life, words laden with unintended poignancy two days after her shocking death.

“Not just your journey in life but the way that you go out and make your exit is so important, you have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way,” Reeva Steenkamp said in a snippet of a TV show set to air in full later Saturday.

“You have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way.” The 29-year-old model and law school graduate was shot four times at Pistorius' home in the early hours of Valentine's Day in a case that shocked the country and topped news broadcasts around the world.

Pistorius — a national icon who inspired people around the world when he became the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympic Games last year — remained in a police cell. Beeld, an Afrikaans newspaper which initially broke the story of the murder, reported that two hours before the shooting, neighbours complained to complex security over the loud fighting at the house.

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