Reeva Steenkamp, murdered girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, used Twitter to condemn violence against women

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a South African paralympic champion and the first double amputee to run in the Olympics, has been charged with the Valentine’s Day murder of his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The FHM cover girl was reportedly shot four times in the head and chest.

Among Steenkamp’s final tweets were messages speaking out against rape and other violence against women. On Wednesday, she retweeted this tweet asking people to wear black “in support against #rape and woman abuse.”

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The last image Steenkamp uploaded to Instagram included the caption “I woke up in a happy safe home this morning. Not everyone did. Speak out against the rape of individuals in SA. RIP Anene Booysen. #rape #crime #sayNO.”

I woke up in a happy safe home this morning. Not everyone did. Speak out against the rape of individuals in SA. RIP Anene Booysen. #rape #crime #sayNO

Steenkamp appeared to be looking forward to Valentine’s Day.

Early reports suggested that her shooting death was due to a Valentine’s Day surprise gone tragically wrong.

However, police now say Pistorius did not mistake Steenkamp for a burglar.

Police also say they had previously responded to the same address for “allegations of a domestic nature.

  • jacksonjay

    Why are women obsessed with “bad boys”? I feel sure that Rhianna will totally fix Chris Brown.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Wretched story. Not hard to guess that the press will regale us with every detail, and not because of Pistorius’ athletic accomplishments. “If only there had not been a gun in the house, the lovely couple would have sought counseling to settle their tumultuous relationship…”Yada, Yada,yada

  • BlueGood

    Bloody sad, heard about this this morning on Welfare Radio (aka CBC)….

    Think of the time the Executioner can save in drawing & quartering…..

    Executioner ~ “This was an easy job, my work was almost half done”….

    In other news….”Drawing & quartering seems to becoming fashionable again in the USA for Politicians who get their buddies to supply underage prostitutes and transport thereto”…..~~Percussive Snort~~

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    So…I accidentally shot my girlfriend four times?

    Hoookay.