‘Pistorius has given too many versions of what happened’

Kim Martin says she doesn’t believe Pistorius ever apologised for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court on 13 June 2016. Picture: Pool

JOHANNESBURG - Reeva Steenkamp's cousin has told the High Court in Pretoria that she just wants the truth from Oscar Pistorius.

She says he has given too many versions about what happened on Valentine's Day in 2013.

On the second occasion that she gives evidence, Kim Martin, was testifying in aggravation of sentence for the State this morning.

Pistorius will be sentenced again after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) found him guilty of murder, and not culpable homicide.

Martin says she doesn't believe Pistorius has ever apologised for murdering her cousin.

She's also upset that he has done an interview that is due to be aired on television next week, saying he had the opportunity to give his version in court.

Martin says she was very close to Reeva Steenkamp and while she may have been close to Pistorius, she doesn't believe that Reeva loved him.

The former athlete wept, rubbing his eyes as Martin dismissed the love between him and Steenkamp.


On Valentine's Day, 14 February 2013, Reeva was shot dead in Pistorius's home.

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at the SA Sports Awards on 4 November 2012. Picture: AFP.

He claimed he thought she was an intruder when he fired four shots into a bathroom door.

A year later, he was found guilty of culpable homicide and handed a sentence of five years in prison by Judge Thokozile Masipa in the High Court in Pretoria.

In 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal convicted Pistorius of murder following an appeal by the NPA.

Now, after spending less than a year behind bars, and the rest of the time under house arrest, Pistorius, now convicted of murder, must be sentenced again.