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Published on Feb 17, 2013
 

Reality show with Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend upsets South Africa

 
 

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - It was billed as a fitting tribute to "an intelligent, beautiful and amazing woman", but the airing of a Caribbean reality TV show featuring the girlfriend of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius two days after she was shot dead has upset some South Africans.

In particular, women's rights activists criticised an edited clip at the start of Saturday night's Tropika Island Of Treasure in which law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp talks about her "exit".

"I think that the way you go out, not just your journey in life but the way that you go out and you make your exit is so important," she says, leaning against a palm tree in a pre-recorded interview on the show's set in Jamaica.

At the end of the tribute, presumably recorded when she was voted off the show, she blows kisses to the camera and says: "I'm going to miss you all so much. I love you very, very much."