"Why? Why my little girl? Why did this happen? Why did he do this? What for?"
This is the anguish of June Steenkamp, who is grappling with the pain of losing her daughter, 29-year-old model and lawyer Reeva.
In an emotional telephone interview from her Seaview, Port Elizabeth, home yesterday, Steenkamp spoke for the first time about her daughter's killing.
Reeva was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend, athletics superstar Oscar Pistorius, on StValentine's Day, at his R4-million home at Silver Woods Country Estate, Pretoria.
Pistorius, 26, has been in police custody since the killing and faces a charge of murder, an allegation he has strongly denied.