Shrien Dewani cleared of murder in South Africa



Photo: The Guardian UK

Shrien Dewani has been cleared of murder!
Judge Jeanette Traverso in a Cape Town court dismissed the case against the British millionaire which held that he had murdered his wife, Anni on their honeymoon in 2010. The judge simply could not convict Dewani after the prosecution failed to provide the level needed to secure a conviction. Judge Traverso even “attacked the state’s chief witness for giving testimony of such ‘poor quality’ she did not know where the ‘lies end and truth begins'”, report claims.

According to the Mail Online: Dewani, 34, has always denied plotting with others to murder his bride, whose lifeless body was found in the back of a taxi in a rough township, on November 14, 2010. Three men – Tongo, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and gunman Xolile Mngeni – have already been convicted for their part in Anni’s murder, when the Dewanis’ chauffeur-driven late-night tour of a township was hijacked. Anna’s family have been expressing their devastation since the news broke.


Anni’s family

Her sister, Ami Denborg said ‘the justice system has failed us’. Her uncle Ashok told MailOnline: ‘The decision to end the trial without the defendant offering a defence, means we, and the good people of South Africa, the UK and various parts of the world who have followed the case, will always live without ever knowing the complete events that led up to Anni’s death.’

What the prosecutors had against Dewani was that he was a bisexual male who was in a sham marriage to to Swedish-raised Anni, and “had long planned to get out of the relationship thus arranged the attack in which he would escape unharmed and Anni would be killed.”


Once the look of a happy couple