Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend's reality show still going to air

reevaA South African TV network has decided to go ahead with airing the reality series in which Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp features, despite her death this week.

The series, entitled Tropika Island of Treasure, will air as planned on SABC 1, just two days after Steenkamp was killed at Pistorius’ Pretoria home.

The hour-long show is described as a “pure adrenaline-fuelled drama … Whether diving off 22-metre Jamaican cliffs into the ocean, recreating cool runnings or meeting Jamaican celebrities”.

A statement issued on behalf of the show’s creator, Samantha Moon, said:

“As we grieve today with Reeva’s family & friends and struggle to make sense of this shocking tragedy, it has taken much deliberation to come to the decision to continue screening Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as planned.”

“Reeva was an intelligent, beautiful and amazing woman, and we feel it would be an injustice to keep that unknown from those who did not know her personally. Every episode that she is in, every frame that she so ably dominates- shines with her light and her laughter echoes in every conversation, and we want to share these special memories with the rest of South Africa.

“In honour of Reeva’s vibrant life and the time we were blessed to spend with her, this week’s episode will be dedicated to Reeva’s memory, coupled with a special tribute to her on Real Goboza (RGB) at 6pm prior to the first episode of Tropika Island of Treasure 5 on SABC 1 on Saturday, 16 February 2013, at 6:30pm.”

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