updated 02/18/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/18/2013 AT 10:30 AM ET
As “”Blade prepares to return to court on Tuesday, where he will likely seek bail, the grieving mother of his dead girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, has called for answers in the case, asking, “Why my little girl?”
June Steenkamp, in an interview with the Times newspaper of South Africa, wonders “Why did he do this? She loved like no one else could love. Just like that, she is gone.”
Pistorius’s agent, Pete van Zyl, visited him in jail over the weekend and told PEOPLE it was too early to determine what the charges might mean for the star’s running career. He would not comment on the case and said he was there to lend support to Pistorius and update him on sponsorship, contracts and future races.
“I can tell you that we have had overwhelming support from Oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale, really on a global scale. South African fans, international fans from literally all over the world,” van Zyl told PEOPLE. “He knows it. I have given him that message.”