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Pistorius appeal 'does not matter'

The mother of the South African woman killed by Oscar Pistorius has said she has no interest in an upcoming appeal.

Pistorius's lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow prosecutors to appeal later this week the runner's negligent killing conviction.

June Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by the Olympian, said today the appeal does not matter to her even if it led to a harsher sentence for Pistorius.

Ms Steenkamp was announcing plans to launch a foundation against domestic violence in her daughter's honour.

She would not be drawn into questions on whether she believed her daughter was a victim of domestic violence.

Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp, his girlfriend at the time, in his home in South Africa's capital Pretoria on February 14, 2013.


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