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  • Francois Hougaard kept a dignified silence at Reeva Steenkamp's funeral yesterday
  • Francois Hougaard is a rugby union international
  • Oscar Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder
  • Oscar Pistorius had been dating Reeva Steenkamp since November

Reeva Steenkamp's ex-boyfriend Francois Hougaard joined 100 mourners at her funeral yesterday after insisting he had 'nothing to do' with her death last week.

Police were said to have been studying Reeva's iPad after reports emerged that Oscar Pistorius may have got angry over messages rugby player Francois, 24, had sent her.

Francois - who dated Reeva before Oscar last summer - kept a dignified silence at the service in her home town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The model's family fought back tears and her brother Adam's eulogy moved attendees to both laugh and cry.

'He said he now wishes he could have spent more time with her so he could have let her know what she meant to him,' a spokesman tells The Sun.

'Adam also mentioned Reeva's wicked sense of humour.'

Paralympic athlete Oscar, 26, has been charged with premeditated murder after Reeva, 29, was shot four times in the head and upper body.

He claims it was an accident and that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder.

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