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.

Part of Dewani's Statement to Police

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--- Quote from: Passer-by on August 26, 2015, 03:40:10 PM ---Police statements are always taken down by a police officer and then signed on each page by the person making the statement after they have read it through and made any alterations, so the handwriting will not be Dewani's.

Is it really that unusual that he can't remember any details of the hijackers he claims to have spent 40mins with?  Well yes.  If it was usual to forget all the details the police would never get descriptions of criminals off traumatised witnesses and never produce photo-fit pictures.  Of course it's unusual - especially as the driver, who he had a clear view of, was wearing yellow washing up gloves - you would think that detail would stick.

And let's imagine ourselves in that scenario:  how would we respond?

We are in a country in which approximately 50 people are murdered everyday and have foolishly taken a loved one to a place where there's a murder every 2.5 days.  The worst has happened:   we've been hijacked at gun point by 2 armed men, the taxi driver is nowhere on hand to help us, we've been ejected from the car and it is now speeding off into the night with our loved one in the back.  The hijackers have already taken all our valuables so there can only be one reason to speed off with our terrified defenceless loved-one in the back of our car:  something truly terrible is about to happen to her.

What do we do?!  Do we run frantically down the road in a vain attempt to catch the car and, we hope, open the rear door so our loved one can escape, then collapse in a panting heap having failed, desperately trying to remember the registration number to give police? Do we then scream the place down for help, run to the nearest houses, banging on their door, yelling that a crime is taking place and we need to use a phone because we know we only have minutes to save our loved one and every second counts?

I don't know, let's look to Dewani for inspiration:

"I walked . . . "

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He was obviously in shock..after what happened...rather what he had done....! Sounds more plausible doesn't it...walking than panicking and trying get help.. in a guilty scenario...but then someone like dewanifacts might say, you can't know how people will respond....

True - but this wasn't after the event, this was while the event was still ongoing, he had not himself been either the victim of nor witness to any violence or assault to put him into shock, and his flight or fight response was seemingly triggered for he allegedly tried to pull Anni after him by the arm.  (That in itself was odd given his own brother tried to demonstrate how he got out of the moving car window . . . !)

And why would he be in shock given he had just been asking - rather presciently - where they would be putting Anni down?  It seems he was reassured Anni would be alright after hearing they'd take her, rather bizarrely for criminals, to a police station.


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