I am sure you have all heard this horrifying story of a young South African model, who was about to debut on a reality show, named Reeva Steenkamp being murdered by Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who in last year’s Olympics was treated like a hero, a role model, an inspiration to everyone because he defied all odds. He overcame what most people deem a handicap. Despite having no legs, he was good enough to compete in the Olympics against the world’s best…..
A story line so great that Nike jumped all over it to run an ad campaign that has since been taken down, because despite their slogan, Just Do It, they don’t mean do that.
The original reports read that he shot her accidentally, thinking she was a burglar. South Africa is dangerous, almost a plausible story, but now reports have come out saying there were domestic dispute incidents in the past, and she was shot multiple times.
The country is hoping that this was accidental, that it was a sign of his paranoia from being a public figure. They want to think he though he was hearing an intruder to which he reacted.
No one wants to think of this as a crime of passion, a deep rooted emotionally driven killing of his significant other, for whatever reason . But there is still a victim in all this, and whether he does jail time or gets off, her death is on his conscience for the rest of his life.
An unnecessary, tragic, Valentine’s Day death, so ladies, if you or someone you know is in a volatile relationship, get out.
You never expect it to end like this…but you never know, maybe their husband will “hear an intruder” one night too….and that is not a love story you or anyone you know need to be a part of.
Rest in Peace Reeva Steenkamp.
What do you think of this situation, was it an accidental murder or was it premeditated murder or is murder just murder?