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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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.