Reeva Steenkamp funeral

The family of model Reeva Steenkamp held a private funeral ceremony in her home town of Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, the same day as the prosecution set out its case against Oscar Pistorius.

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Brother: Reeva Steenkamp has left a space in our hearts

Reeva Steenkamp's brother Adam Credit: Reuters

Reeva Steenkamp's relatives are giving an emotional statement outside the crematorium where her funeral was held today.

Her brother, Adam, said there is a "space missing inside all the people she knew".

He said the funeral had been sad, but that "at certain points we were smiling remembering Reeva".

Watch: Reeva Steenkamp's family remembers her 'goodness'

Reeva's close friend Francois Hougaard arrives at funeral

The South African professional rugby player Francois Hougaard has arrived at the funeral of his close friend Reeva Steenkamp.

According to local media reports, messages sent by Hougaard to Steenkamp are forming part of the investigation into her death.

Rugby player Francois Hougaard arrives at a memorial service for model Reeva Steenkamp Credit: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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Police guard entrance to Reeva Steenkamp funeral

A local news outlet has tweeted a photograph of police guarding the entrance to the Victoria Park Crematorium in Port Elizabeth where Reeva Steenkamp's funeral is being held.

Friends and relatives have begun arriving for the private ceremony.

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