The Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is to remain in custody overnight after being charged with murder having allegedly shot dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. He will appear in court tomorrow.
"How it pans out at the end of the day, we will all know the story, the true story, but must never forget what Reeva stood for. She loved people, she loved everybody, and it was her heart that went out."
Prosecution on Oscar Pistorius court hearing delay
A spokesman for South Africa's Prosecuting Authority has said that Oscar Pistorius will be appear in court on Friday charged with the murder of his girlfriend.
Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times at the Olympic and Paralympic star's house in Pretoria, police said.
Pistorius' court hearing was originally scheduled for this afternoon but was postponed until Friday to give forensic investigators time to carry out their work, said Medupe Simasiku, a spokesman for the prosecution.
Reeva Steenkamp's former headmaster has said the model was a popular and respected student who "set high goals for herself in everything she did" and "consistently converted opportunities into success".
"She was a vibrant, friendly, diligent, and motivated student who was popular with and respected by staff and peers alike," Greg Stokell told the South African Press Association.
"The St Dominic's Priory school community in Port Elizabeth is both shocked and saddened by Reeva Steenkamp's sudden and tragic death."
Mr Stokell said the model achieved recognition for her good academic results, her participation in hockey and swimming, and in her capacity as a house captain.
Miss Steenkamp went on to graduate with a law degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
"From young, Reeva had the full support of her parents who encouraged her to maximise her strengths and abilities to achieve her dreams," he said.