Model Reeva Steenkamp met her ex-boyfriend two days before she was gunned down, it will be claimed in a television show to be aired tonight.
Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius who is currently on bail after being charged with her murder – reportedly twice interrupted the meeting between the model and the man she went out with for five years, Warren Lahoud.
Miss Steenkamp, 29, was shot through the toilet door by Pistorius, in the early hours of St Valentines Day. He claims he had thought she was an intruder.
Mr Lahoud, who runs a South African vegetable exporting business, said he met his former girlfriend for a coffee in innocent circumstances.
The paralympian known as the Blade Runner twice telephoned Miss Steenkamp within twenty minutes during their meeting.
Mr Lahoud, who lives near Johannesburg, said Pistorius knew about him and had even met him.
He said: ‘I’ve met him twice and there was never anything negative out of it at all. (It was) fine…no problem at all.’
But he did ask her about Pistorius telephoning her twice on her mobile during their get together.
‘I said is everything ok. “I mean he’s phoned twice already, every twenty minutes”. I asked her that question. She said “there’s nothing wrong”.’
It comes as friends close to Pistorius claim he is a ‘broken man’ on the verge of suicide, and as his lawyers battle to get his bail conditions relaxed.
In the same documentary family friend Mike Azzie, who has known the athlete since he was a child and who trained racehorses for the star, said the sportsman was a ‘broken man’ after he was tasked with selling his racehorses to raise money to pay for spiralling legal fees.
Mr Azzie said Pistorius regularly talks about Steenkamp as he awaits his next court appearance on June 4. He said: ‘He just always seems to mention Reeva and to ask us to pray for her and her family.
‘But most of all, you’ve got to understand that we are there for him and we will always be his friend.
‘He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is just a man that is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn’t know where he is going.
The ‘Blade Runner’ has denied murder, claiming he shot her through a bathroom door thinking she was an intruder in an innocent accident.