Steenkamp and Panayiotou to be honoured in PE

Friends, family and supporters will remember the two in a march honouring victims of gender violence.

FILE: Last week the Supreme Court of Appeals set aside Oscar Pistorious' culpable homicide conviction, for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, and replaced it with that of murder. Picture: Pool

CAPE TOWN -The families of Reeva Steenkamp and Jayde Panayiotou are to join a demonstration against gender violence in Port Elizabeth.

The march will be led by the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) and forms part of the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

Dozens of family members, friends and supporters are expected to gather at the Port Elizabeth beach front this evening to honour Panayiotou and Steenkamp.

Panayiotou was murdered in April this year. Her husband has been accused of masterminding her killing.

Steenkamp was shot dead by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorious, in 2013.

His original culpable homicide conviction was last week changed to one of murder.

ANCWL, Toko Xasa, says this evening's march is also aimed at honouring victims of gender violence.