Alleged Miscarriages of Justice > The kidnapping and shooting/murder of Anni Dewani while on her honeymoon in South Africa. Trial of Shrien Dewani was held in Cape Town, SA.

Dewani May Take The Stand In A British Court

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Inquest resumed

Shrien Dewani now set to face public questions for the first time over wife Anni's death in South Africa as UK inquest finally resumes

The husband of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani is expected to be publicly questioned for the first time when her inquest resumes next month.

Shrien Dewani, 35, was last year cleared of Anni's murder, but to the dismay of her family did not have to testify in court. Her father Vinod Hindocha is hopeful that coroner Andrew Walker will now call the businessman as a witness.

'There are so many unanswered questions that need to be put to [Dewani],' Mr Hindocha told The Mail on Sunday. 'This will be our last chance to find out what really happened. It's our last shot at justice.'

Mr Walker is due to decide on the scope of the inquest at a hearing on September 9.


Uh-oh!!... time to switch into PTSD and severe depression mode again.  8(8-))   


Well, since it appears that he can't be forced to answer questions, and the convicted parties won't be appearing, this seems a bit pointless.
We all know that she was murdered, but I don't think it is the place of an inquest to decide if an acquitted person is actually guilty.

I do feel sorry for her family, but I don't think he was guilty, on balance of what I read about the trial.


--- Quote from: Myster on August 30, 2015, 07:05:38 AM ---He's tarred with the same scheming deceitful brush as Bamber and Pistorius!... in my not so humble opinion.

--- End quote ---

I am doubtful about Bamber's guilt and that of Pistorious, but Dewani was acquitted.  And since when was it a good idea to  offer a defendant a deal in return for implicating another defendant?

South Africa is a lawless place these days, if it was ever anything else.  Just different regimes.  Frying Pan and Fire come to mind.

But an Inquest in Britain?  For what purpose?  Annie Dewani's parents are understandably upset.  But this crime happened in South Africa.  It is over.  Pursuing it can only cause them more grief.

Because she lived in North London, and a North London Coroner has to conduct an inquiry into how she died.  An Inquest doesn't 'blame' anyone, it determines cause of death.  The Coroner can summon witnesses but they can refuse to give evidence if it might implicate them.  This makes it a lot harder for Dewani to refuse to give evidence, as the only eye-witness to the crime, yet also maintain his innocence.  In South Africa he claimed he wouldn't get a fair trial and refused to give evidence because there was no case to answer (because the prosecution made such a hash of the job and because the judge controversially ruled some of the evidence she was willing to hear as inadmissible). 

I'm sure he is able to relate the same story without incriminating himself as he wont get a rough cross examination.  I bet the Daily Fail body language experts will be out in force though!


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