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Pristorius girlfriend's reality show to go ahead

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A celebrity reality show featuring the murdered girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius will still be broadcast on South African television despite her death, the producers said Friday.

The pre-recorded show filmed in an exotic location in Jamaica features the blonde model Reeva Steenkamp and several local personalities competing for one million rand ($113,500) prize money.

Producers of "Tropika Island of Treasure" said they had decided not to shelve the show, which will premiere on Saturday, two days after she was shot dead at Pistorius's home on Valentine's Day.

"As we grieve today with Reeva's family and friends and struggle to make sense of this shocking tragedy, it has taken much deliberation to come to the decision to continue screening Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as planned," executive producer Samantha Moon said in a statement.

"This week's episode will be dedicated to Reeva's memory."

A weeping Pistorius appeared in a Pretoria court on Friday charged with murder over the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend.

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