According to Yahoo News, there may have been a love triangle influence on the tragic and allegedly accidental shooting of Reeva Steenkamp at the Silver Lakes apartment of world-famous athlete, Oscar Pistorius. A source confided in the media that the beautiful Steenkamp began dating Pistorius just three days after breaking up with Francois Hougaard.
Francois Hougaard is a key player for the Springboks and Blue Bulls rugby teams. He had a tumultuous relationship with Steenkamp which lasted for four months before she started seeing Pistorius. During this time, the pair often broke up and made up. Soon after Steenkamp’s death, it emerged in the media that some of the messages discovered on Steenkamp’s iPad on the day she died were from the rugby player. There have been rumors to the effect that Hougaard may be called as a witness during the upcoming Pistorius trial.
Two weeks before Steenkamp joined Pistorius at the South African Sport Awards, she had been Hougaard’s date at a wedding. A friend who was present at the wedding said that Steenkamp and Hougaard had looked every bit the happy couple on that day though Steenkamp had mentioned that they were trying to take things easy.
Hougaard knew about Steenkamp’s new relationship but they continued to enjoy each other’s company. The friend added: “I talked to Reeva and she said Francois was a real nice guy…” It appears that the two remained quite close and Pistorius was aware of their friendship.
Lorinda Voges, spokesperson for Francois Hougaard, refused to comment about the exact nature of the relationship between her client and the late model. She would not share any information about the interactions between Hougaard and Pistorius. When asked about the rumors that Hougaard had been called to testify at the trial, Voges denied that her client would be a part in the legal process.