THE Blackburn-born mother of the model killed in the infamous Oscar Pistorius murder case has spoken of life five years after her daughter's death.

June Steenkamp's daughter Reeva was shot dead by the double Paralympic gold medal winner at his home in South Africa in 2013.

Pistorius was originally sentenced to five years in jail for her death, but only served 10 months.

In November, after five years of campaigning by Reeva's family, Pistorius' sentence was extended to 13 years and five months.

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Speaking on Radio 5 Live, June said she felt that 'justice had now been done'.

She said: "It's a matter of learning to live without that beautiful daughter of mine.

"I still wake up every morning at 3am, which is the time she died, and think about her.

"I have been waiting to get justice for Reeva. I'm not a vindictive and cruel person, but the prison sentence must have respect for the person who lost their life.

"Justice has now been done. I'm finished with that now, it's not about Oscar it's about the foundation."

June set up the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation in memory of her daughter, to raise awareness around violence and abuse against women and children both in South Africa and around the world.

She said Reeva had been inspired to do something to combat violence against women following the rape and murder of 17-year-old South African woman Anene Booysen in 2013.

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June said: "Reeva called me and said: "'Mummy I have to do something, people are being killed by their partners!' and two weeks later she was dead.

"The only way I have been able to go forward is to help other women.

"South Africa has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and it's escalating in daily basis.

"The hope for the foundation was to have a women's refuge, but that would have to bring in a lot more money that we don't have.

"We're starting from an education point, we are going into schools and speaking to them at that age and warning them about abuse.

"I don't know what we could have done to save Reeva, all we can do is try and help educate the children."