Oscar Pistorious to host memorial for girlfriend
Pretoria, Feb 26 : Paralympic athlete and Olympic medalist Oscar Pistorious will host a memorial service for his girlfriend he is charged with murdering on Tuesday.
"Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva (Steenkamp)," a statement said.
Pistorius is charged with intentionally shooting dead Steenkamp at his house in Pretoria on Valentine's Day however the South African athlete says he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.
Pistorius was granted bail on Friday by a magistrate, pending the trial for the murder.
Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair ruled Pistorius was not a flight risk and did not pose a danger to society after a four-day bail hearing.
Pistorius, a double leg amputee known as the Blade Runner, is facing trial for shooting dead his girlfriend.
Pistorious has admitted shooting dead Steenkamp, 29, while she was in the bathroom of his home on Feb 14.
He claimed he mistook her for an intruder and denied a charge of premeditated murder.