"ANC Women's League spokeswoman Jacqueline Mofokeng spent much time with June Steenkamp over the course of the trial. The organisation has been instrumental in raising sponsorship to enable the couple to attend the proceedings in Pretoria.
Mofokeng said June was furious at the judgment and told her: "We can't take this lying down.
"She never believed Oscar killed her by mistake, no matter how many times Oscar said it in court," said Mofokeng.
She said the Women's League had also ensured that June had access to professional counselling because the death of her daughter and the trial had been extremely traumatic.
Mofokeng said: "I will never forget the day when we were sitting behind the court building and chatting to each other when June screamed: 'Reeva is here!'
"We thought she had lost it. But she pointed at a white dove, sitting in one of the windows, waved at the dove, and said: 'Hello Reeva, I'm OK.'"
Mofokeng said June later told them the dove had always been a kind of symbol between her and her daughter.
Yesterday, De Bruyn said the couple had not returned yet to their Port Elizabeth home.
Barry Steenkamp appeared frail this week, after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
De Bruyn said: "He still has some issues and they are both exhausted. They are resting now."http://www.timeslive.co.za/special/oscarpistorius/2014/09/14/oscar-judge-under-fire-while-state-is-urged-to-appeal