Steenkamp family not focused on case

The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp say they are missing her too much to focus on the case.

Reeva Steenkamp's father (left) is consoled at his daughter's cremation.

PORT ELIZABETH - Reeva Steenkamp's family said they have not been focusing on Oscar Pistorius' court case because they were in mourning.

A private service was held for the 29-year-old model and law graduate at the Victoria Park Crematorium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Steenkamp's family spoke only about how much they missed her, choosing not to focus on the case.

The model's uncle, Mike Steenkamp, said Reeva wanted to empower other women.

"She had mentioned that she would have liked to be an activist. I think the lord knows that that statement is more powerful now."

While some mourners would not talk about the case, ex-jockey and friend of the Steenkamp's, Gavin Venter, was outspoken.

"I am disgusted at what Oscar did and he must be dealt with harshly."

Family, friends, politicians and well known South African personalities attended Tuesday's service.

Deputy Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Nancy Sihlwayi said, "Men must organise themselves and refuse for these things to happen.

"Men are quiet as if they like what they see. It can't continue."