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Steenkamp's TV farewell

By Nomaswazi Nkosi | Feb 18, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 18 ]

LAW graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp was a "very sincere and intelligent girl".

This is how DA Les, real name Lesley Mampe, remembers the 30-year-old woman he featured with in the SABC1 reality show Tropika Island of Treasure.

"We had an awesome time. She had an awesome time. It was a pleasure being on the show," he said yesterday.

"Though she had a phobia about heights she was able to conquer it on the show. She will be sorely missed," he said.

The first episode of the fifth season of the show aired on Saturday, three days after Steenkamp's death, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

"After consultation with the Steenkamp family her mother expressed her desire for the show to continue," SABC1 publicist Phillip Mabitsela said in a statement about the channel's decision to go ahead with the show.

The show was filmed last year in Jamaica, where a host of celebrities and other contestants competed for a cash prize of R1-million.

Another celebrity who featured on the show is rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, who also expressed his condolences to the Steenkamp family in a statement.

"I am saddened by the loss of Reeva Steenkamp. I was fortunate to get to know her during the filming of Tropika Island Of Treasure. She was truly a wonderful person with a very happy persona.

"My sympathies go out to her family at this time. She will be truly missed by many. May her soul rest in peace," the statement read.

Vukile Madlala, a publicist for the channel, said it was too early to know whether Steenkamp's death boosted the viewership of the first episode.

Madlala said her death might have prompted increased viewership, but added that the 6.30pm time slot was generally very popular.

COMMENTS [ 18 ]

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We can only say Rest in peace beautiful

Feb 18, 2013 7:19 | 0 replies

Lord I pray for all the Woman and Children of SA, some men out there are real satanist.

Feb 19, 2013 3:0 | 0 replies

mmmmmmmmmmmmhhhh

Feb 19, 2013 10:54 | 0 replies

@Pitso.MCCMA.SAFA

Whatever man. Oscar a ka tswa a latlhile mollo, but saying things like that is uncalled for.

Feb 18, 2013 12:40 | 0 replies

We build people up into heroes, who overcome immense challenges, only to take great glee in breaking them down ..." SAID THE FATHER

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Dear family of Pistorius.

South Africans didnt do anybody a hero.Your son was the one who was running without two legs to demand to be called a hero himself.A hero is not called,but it is born. For your record heroes are disciplined and carefull with the results of their deeds without a lecturer. Your son was not a hero ,he was the error of the industry. We did not break any body down,he is de one who took a bat and Pistol to break her down. He brought himself down with exerternal help. It is shocking to hear the whole father condemning media frenzy as the breakdown to his son. South Africans are good supporters not hero making industry.

Feb 18, 2013 10:54 | 0 replies

Flemza, o bua nonsense!!

Feb 18, 2013 10:50 | 0 replies

But most of the people were angry about that episode, citing that it should have broadcaste after her burial, some saying people are still mourning and court still proceeding with the matter

Feb 18, 2013 10:14 | 0 replies

@Seja-Bana

so if its evil sprits he must be set free?
how can they prove evil spirts exist?
have you ever seen an evil spirit with your own eyes?

nice try

Feb 18, 2013 9:52 | 0 replies

Eish this is bad RIP beautiful lady.

Feb 18, 2013 9:49 | 0 replies

hhayibo kwaphela kanjalo ngoMalema

Feb 18, 2013 8:48 | 0 replies

Eish this Flemza...

Feb 18, 2013 8:44 | 0 replies