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DURATION: 1:47-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:DIVAS INC. -- Courtesy -- AP Clients OnlyJohannesburg - Recent1. Various of the late former girlfriend of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp at a media launch party of the new season of the reality TV programme "Tropika Island of Treasure", starring Steenkamp and other celebrities2. Close of Steenkamp introducing herself as a contestant in the show, UPSOUND "Hi, my name is Reeva, I am a celebrity contestant of 'Tropika Island of Treasure 5 - Jamaica', and you are watching Divas Inc. TV."VNS 24/7 -- Courtesy -- AP Clients Only Pretoria, South Africa -- Feb. 14, 20133. Aerial footage of crime scenePretoria, South Africa - Feb. 15, 20134. Pistorius walking into courtAP Television -- AP Clients OnlyPretoria, South Africa - Feb. 16, 20135. SOUNDBITE: JEANDRE VENTER / Pretoria Resident (Transcribed Below)AP Television -- AP Clients OnlyJohannesburg -- Feb. 16, 20136. Wide of reality show Katleho Molai sitting on sofa7. Tight of Katleho Molai talking to reporter8. SOUNDBITE: Katleho Molai/ Reality Show Contestant (Transcript Below)DIVAS INC. -- Courtesy -- AP Clients OnlyJohannesburg - Recent9. Various of Reeva Steenkamp in promotional videoAP Television - AP Clients Only Pretoria, South Africa -- Feb. 16, 201310. Wide of Oscar Pistorius' uncle Arnold Pistorius (left of screen) approaching camera, with members of the media11. SOUNDBITE: Arnold Pistorius / Uncle (Transcribed Below)Pretoria, South Africa - Feb. 15, 201312. Piseorius walking into courtVNS 24/7 -- Courtesy -- AP Clients Only Pretoria, South Africa -- Feb. 14, 201313. Aerial footage of crime sceneDIVAS INC. -- Courtesy -- AP Clients OnlyJohannesburg - Recent14. Various of Reeva Steenburg in promotional videoVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:WITH HER LONG BLONDE HAIR AND BEAUTIFUL LOOKS , MODEL REEVA STEENKAMP SPOKE EXCITEDLY ABOUT STARRING IN THE LATEST SEASON OF THE REALITY TV SHOW -- "TROPIKA ISLAND OF TREASURE".SOUNDBITE: Reeva Steenkamp / No Super"hi, my name is reeva....and I'm a celebrity contestant...on tropika island of treasure....5....and you're watching divas inc TV.THIS VIDEO OF A MEDIA PARTY TO PROMOTE THE SHOW WAS RECORDED LAST JUNE.SATURDAY NIGHT, THE SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION AIRED THE SHOW -- DEDICATING IT TO STEENKAMP -- TWO DAYS AFTER SHE WAS SHOT TO DEATH ....ALLEGEDLY BY HER BOYFRIEND -- DOUBLE AMPUTEE AND SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS HERO...OSCAR PISTORIUS.SOUNDBITE (English) Jeandre Venter, Pretoria resident:"I feel so sorry for both the families and I just think that everyone should just stay calm and wait for the results."ONE OF STEENKAMP'S FELLOW CONTESTANTS SPOKE WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ON SATURDAY.SOUNDBITE: KATLEHO MOLAI, 24, REALITY SHOW CONTESTANTShe really was an angel and I still haven't come to terms with what happened. I haven't really eaten, I'm struggling to sleep. So, it's been really hard to come to terms with what happened to her."SATURDAY....STEENKAMP'S FAMILY SAID THEY HAD NOT BEEN CONTACTED BY THE BROADCASTER, OR THE SHOW'S PRODUCERS, FOR PERMISSION TO AIR IT....BUT WERE NOT OPPOSED BECAUSE THE 29-YEAR-OLD MODEL WANTED PEOPLE TO SEE IT.FAMILY MEMBERS OF PISTORIUS ALSO SPOKE OUT SATURDAY..... TO REFUTE CLAIMS BY PROSECUTORS THAT HE COMMITTED PREMEDITATED MURDER...A CHARGE THAT COULD MEAN A LIFE SENTENCE.SOUNDBITE; Arnold Pistorius, uncle of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius: We have no doubt there is no substance to the allegation and that the state's own case, including its own forensic evidence, strongly refutes any possibility of a premeditated murder."PISTORIUS WILL BE BACK IN COURT ON TUESDAY HOPING TO GET BAIL..... BUT POLICE ARE OPPOSED. MEANWHILE....STEENKAMP'S FAMILY SAY A A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR HER NEXT WEEK IN HER HOMETOWN OF PORT ELIZABETH.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press