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June Steenkamp: Oscar must be isolated, not left to suffer

June Steenkamp was promoting her book, 'Reeva - A Mother’s Story', on Tuesday.

June Steenkamp promoting her book 'Reeva - A Mother’s Story'. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The late Reeva Steenkamp's mother June, says she doesn't want Oscar Pistorius to suffer for killing her daughter but believes he should be isolated.

She held a question and answer session on Tuesday based on her book about the ordeal called Reeva - A Mother's Story, which ended with Pistorius being sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide.

Pistorius was found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court of culpable homicide for the 2013 killing of Steenkamp.

WATCH: Oscar Pistorius stands accused for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp

The double-amputee has always maintained he fired through the door into the toilet cubicle in the mistaken belief he was defending himself from a burglar.

June says she does not believe in vengeance.

"I don't want him to suffer, I am not that kind of person even though what he has done, I'm not saying he shouldn't go to jail because he has killed my daughter, he must pay for that, he must be isolated."

The book's description says the model's mother will talk about what went through her mind as she sat in court during Pistorius's murder trial.

She is also expected to discuss how she is coping with the aftermath of the verdict, which she and her husband Barry, have already publicly stated they're unhappy with.

June says her daughter was a beautiful and intelligent woman and she was always so much more than simply someone's girlfriend.

She says the book is her way of ensuring Steenkamp will not be forgotten.

Steenkamp's dramatic death has shattered the image of Pistorius as an embodiment of triumph over adversity for both his Paralympic victories and his success against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.

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