Funeral for Pistorius’ girlfriend on Tuesday

The family of Reeva Steenkamp said Sunday her body was back in

her hometown of Port Elizabeth after the model and reality TV

contestant was shot dead inside the house of Oscar Pistorius. A

private funeral will be held on Tuesday.

Adam Steenkamp, the brother of Pistorius’ late girlfriend, told

The Associated Press ”Reeva is back home.”

The family said that Steenkamp, who was shot multiple times and

killed at the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s home early Thursday,

will be cremated in a ceremony closed to the public and the media

in the city on South Africa’s southern coast.

Pistorius was charged with her murder and is expected to make a

second court appearance – also on Tuesday – for the start of his

bail hearing. He remains in custody in a police station in Pretoria

ahead of that hearing.

The 29-year-old Steenkamp was seen laughing and smiling on South

African television Saturday night after national broadcaster SABC

chose to air the first episode of a reality TV show in which she

was featured. Her family said it did not oppose the program being

aired because Steenkamp wanted people to see it and a short tribute

to her was shown before the episode.

A fellow contestant on the ”Tropika Island of Treasure 5” show

told AP Television News that Steenkamp ”was always making sure

everyone was OK.”

”Fun, crazy, loving, beautiful, gorgeous. She really was an

angel and I still haven’t come to terms with what happened,”

Katleho Molai said of Steenkamp. ”I haven’t really eaten, I’m

struggling to sleep. So it’s been really hard to come to terms with

what’s happened to her.”

Nastasya Tay of APTN contributed to this report.