Barry Steenkamp
Barry Steenkamp wants to meet Oscar Pistorius to aid the healing process after Reeva's deathReuters

Oscar Pistorius faces an emotional meeting with Reeva Steenkamp's parents after they said they want to come face-to-face with the star who shot dead their daughter.

June and Barry Steenkamp spoke of their wish after seeing the Paralympian convicted last week of culpable homicide over his girlfriend's death, but cleared of murder.

Pistorius wept with relief at the verdict, while Steenkamp's family and friends were left shocked and disappointed.

But the end of proceedings does not mean the matter is closed for the Steenkamp family. Ahead of Pistorius's sentencing next month, they said they are still coming to terms with the tragedy that enveloped their family.

Barry Steenkamp was emotional as he told the BBC: "Before I forgive, forgive like any forgiveness, I want to talk to him first.

"It won't be anything nice or anything like that, but I'd like to sit down and talk to him. And I'm sure that will come about.

"That's not to say that you will forgive even after having that chat, but I'm sure that it will help."

Pistorius revealed during the trial that he had asked to meet Barry and June in the aftermath of her killing. But they turned him down because they were not ready to face the man who fatally shot their daughter on Valentine's Day 2013.

Barry stayed away from the trial over fears he could damage his health, following three heart attacks.

That has changed, according to Barry, who explained he now wanted the "crisis" and the emotional consequences of it to come to an end.

"I'm sure that most people will understand, you know what we've been through, and I'd just like it to come to an end now. And for us to carry on."

Pistorius is led out of court following the delivery of the manslaughter verdict last week. (Getty)
Pistorius is led out of court following the delivery of the manslaughter verdict last week. (Getty)