“I’m scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and of how you will react to me. You make me happy ninety percent of the time and I think we are amazing together… but I am not some other bitch… trying to kill your vibe…
“I’m the girl who fell in love with you but I’m also the girl who gets side-stepped when you are in a shit mood… I get snapped at and told my accent and voices are annoying,” wrote Steenkamp in a cellphone message.
The message began: “You have picked on me excessively… I do everything to make you happy and you do everything to throw tantrums… ”
The messages were read by cellphone analyst Captain Francois Moller during questioning by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.
He was reading a WhatsApp message Steenkamp sent to Pistorius on January 27, 2013. He killed her on February 14 that year.
In a message Steenkamp said he criticised her for her chewing gum, the accents she spoke in, and when she touched his neck, he snapped at her.
On February 8 she said: “I can’t be attacked by outsiders for dating you, and attacked by you.”
In a message on January 19, 2013, Pistorius wrote to Steenkamp: “I know it was… when you got back from Tropica, you made it sound like you only smoked weed once.”
Steenkamp had been away filming a reality TV series called “Tropica Island of Treasure”.
Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murdering Steenkamp, saying that when he fired through a bathroom door he thought there was an intruder in there.
He then realised he had shot Steenkamp, who died at his home in Silver Woods estate in Pretoria. – Sapa