Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June will not attend Oscar Pistorius’ parole hearing on Friday.
The Paralympian murdered his model girlfriend in 2013 and was later sentenced to 13 years and six months for murder.
Pistorius was previously eligible for parole in March but was not considered for release due to a mistake.
However, he is now hoping to finally be released from prison, a decade after the murder.
Reeva Steenkamp’s mother is still in mourning after the death of her husband Barry in September
On Tuesday morning, June Steenkamp’s legal representative said she would not attend her parole hearing on Friday following the recent death of her husband.
Mr Barry Steenkamp died suddenly in his sleep in September at the age of 80.
“June is still in mourning,” Tania Coen told Maroella Media.
Reeva was the couple’s only child and was only 29 when she was murdered a decade ago.
Before her murder she was a model for magazines such as FHM magazine and Avon Cosmetics.
Speaking earlier this year, Rewa’s parents revealed their anguish after their daughter’s death.
Barrie met with Pistorius and said he thought the 36-year-old should remain in prison as a result of his destructive actions.
She told the Daily Mail at the time: “I told Oscar straight up that he deliberately shot my daughter and he denied it.
“He stuck to his story that he thought it was an intruder.
“After all these years we are still waiting for him to admit that he did it out of anger. That’s all we wanted.”
“If he had told me the truth, he would have been a free man by now and I would have let the law take its course on his parole.
“But I was wasting my time. He’s a murderer. He should stay in jail.”
June said she was unable to confront Pistorius because she worried he might attack her and end up behind bars herself.
“I couldn’t see myself moving forward without hurting him,” she said.
“I didn’t want to go to jail for attacking him. That would have been a huge possibility.
“Things have not gotten better. It is getting worse as time passes because we miss Riva every day that she is not with us.
“It’s very, very stressful that she couldn’t spend our last days with us because he took her.
“The Oscars have taken a lot away from us and from him.
“So now instead of being upset, I feel angry.
“I’m angry at him. It’s a terrible thing to say, but I can’t stand him.”
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Oscar Pistorius murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
“I don’t think he got enough time and if someone kills someone, he will have to pay the price with his life in jail.
“He has taken away her life from us. Everything that would have made us happy if she existed.
“Reeva was a wonderful daughter and never took any wrong step in her life.
“She never stressed us out about anything. She was a perfect person and a lovely person to both of us.”
“He’s gone, but we think about him all the time. Those are the hardest things.”
Reeva Steenkamp was only 29 years old at the time of her murder.
“She wanted to have kids and she wanted to get married. But she got involved with the wrong person.”
“I have also become another person. People ask me what defines me, and it is Reeva’s death.
“I’m not the same person. I feel like this and when I look in the mirror, I can’t see myself.”
“I’ve lost something huge in my life. It’s too much. She was everything to us. She was our whole life and now we don’t have her.”
“He never showed any remorse towards Barry. He’s a murderer.”