Steenkamp family to bury model in private ceremony on Tuesday

Reeva Steenkamp in a still from reality show 'Tropika Island of Treasure'
Reeva Steenkamp in a still from reality show 'Tropika Island of Treasure'

The family of Reeva Steenkamp says her body is back in her hometown of Port Elizabeth and a private funeral has been planned for Tuesday.

Adam Steenkamp, the late model and law graduate’s brother, said: “Reeva is back home.”

The family said on Sunday that Ms Steenkamp, who was shot dead inside boyfriend Oscar Pistorius’ house early on Thursday, will be cremated in a ceremony closed to the public and the media in the city on South Africa’s southern coast.

Pistorius was charged with her murder and is expected to make a court appearance on Tuesday for his bail hearing.

Ms Steenkamp, 29, was seen laughing and smiling on South African television last night after national broadcaster SABC chose to air the first episode of a reality TV show she featured in.

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