Steenkamp’s mother says does not want revenge against Pistorius

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The mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, the model who was shot dead by former South African Paralympian, has said she does not want revenge against him.

“I’ve got no feelings of revenge. I don’t want to hurt him. He’s already a disabled person,” June Steenkamp said in her first comments since Pistorius’ release from prison on Monday.

She went ahead to state that she did not want to Pistorius thrown into jail to suffer because that would not bring her daughter back.

A South African parole board approved the athlete’s release from prison into house arrest for the rest of his sentence.

Pistorius was given a five-year jail sentence in October last year after being found guilty of culpable murder of his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In his defence, Pistorius stated that he mistook her for an intruder.

After the decision by the parole board, he was released on 20 October, to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.