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Reeva Steenkamp’s mother speaks on Pistorius sentencing: “We’ve got justice”

We've got justice, we've got respect for Reeva, we've got respect for women.

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has spoken out about finally getting justice for her daughter, after Oscar Pistorius’ conviction was changed from ‘manslaughter’ to ‘murder’.

Speaking to Sky News, Reeva’s mother, June, revealed that the sentencing has finally given her family ‘justice’ for her death.

“We’ve got justice, we’ve got respect for Reeva, we’ve got respect for women,” said June.

“For women of South Africa, it’s justice,” said June, “We can now depend on the justice system. We now we can be assured that we’re going to get justice.”

“I was just emotional. It’s something that’s been going on for three years. I want recognition for who Reeva was, and for people to respect her and love her like I did.”

“I think justice has been served now,” June told Sky News.

Pistorius was sentenced last night to murder, which carries a minimum sentence of 15 years, after his original conviction of ‘culpable homicide’ was overturned by Judge Masipa, due to evidence not being considered properly.

After shooting his girlfriend dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Oscar Pistorius served less than a year of his five year sentence.

He is expected to return to court to receive his sentence, likely in 2016.

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