Reeva Steenkamp's parents still struggling to cope

Reeva Steenkamp’s parents say they are still struggling to cope emotionally without her.

FILE: Barry and June Steenkamp, parents of Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: Pool.

JOHANNESBURG - As today marks three years since Reeva Steenkamp was killed, her parents say they are still struggling to cope emotionally, without her.

The model was shot dead in her boyfriend, blade runner Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria in 2013.

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but last year the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned it and found him guilty of murder.

He will be sentenced in April although he is heading to the Constitutional Court to appeal the murder conviction.

The Steenkamp family spokesperson Tania Koen said, "They don't celebrate Valentine's Day because they miss Reeva every day and even more so today, being the anniversary of her death. At the same time they celebrate her life."

The South African model was shot through the bathroom door of the man she was supposed to spend the day with, Pistorius.

The scene played out in the high court with the Paralympian claiming it was a terrible mistake and he did his best to save her.