Oscar Pistorius holds memorial for girlfriend he allegedly shot

Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, was cremated in her hometown, the southern city Port Elizabeth, last Tuesday - the first day of Pistorius' bail hearing.

updated: February 27, 2013 10:28 IST
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South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius held a private memorial service for his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his publicist said.

"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, 29, at his house in Pretoria on Valentine's Day.

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