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.

Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.

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colombosstogey:

--- Quote from: Holly Goodhead on October 15, 2014, 08:20:40 AM ---AD was a young, attractive and well educated woman why settle for second best?

I recall going on holiday in the early 90's to the Turkish beach resort of Oludeniz.  Pagagliding was the thing to do there and after much persuasion by my partner I somewhat reluctantly agreed to give it a go.  It was done tandem with a professional pilot.  On the drive up the mountain we learned that days earlier a woman on honeymoon had fallen out of her paragliding harness and died.  All sorts of rumours were circulating as to whether or not it was an accident, suicide or foul play and the state of her relationship with her husband.  Sadly tragedies do happen on honeymoons:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_honeymoon_murders

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Michaela_McAreavey

It makes no sense to me at all why SD would arrange for AD to be murdered on honeymoon regardless of his sexuality and/or whether or not they were getting on. 

I wonder if SD is being unfairly discriminated against on the basis that he's attractive looking, well educated, wealthy and had an attractive wife?

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I actually dont necessarily disagree with you why would he?

BUT it stinks. I know boring i have said it a few times, i lived in Africa, if you were car jacked they would not leave a witness. The chances are they would have raped the women and even the man and killed and dumped their bodies. IF they are car jackers its rare to find the car left with a body in it.....they are taken away and changed and sold......makes no sense.

It just doesnt sit well with me. We dont know what happened between the two of them on their own. Perhaps she found out and told him she was going to annul when she got home......

No i dont believe they would have left this guy alive to recognise them......it doesnt work that way. IF they kill one they kill them both.

Carjacking is a significant problem in South Africa, where it is called hijacking; there are some roadsigns warning people that certain areas are hotspots. There were 16,000 carjackings in 1998[3] (18 times the American rate per capita), and 60 murders a year resulting from these.]

Like i said if they kill one they kill both. Makes no sense to leave someone....



Anna:
Trial is adjourned, due to chickenpox??? So some news......................
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The IndependentWednesday 15 October 2014
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani described himself on a dating website as a single gay man.

accused of masterminding the murder of his wife Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010, chose to select the option "single gay man” to describe himself on Gaydar website.

This was despite there also being other options, including "single bi(sexual) man".

The former digital product manager of the Gaydar site Simon Johnson told the court that Dewani, from Westbury on Trym in Bristol, used the profile ASIANSUBGUY, and chose "gay" as his sexual orientation.

Dewani had also selected "no" for the section asking whether the individual had disclosed their sexuality publicly.

 Shrien Dewani broke down in tears as graphic footage and images of his wife's dead body were shown in a South African court He appeared before Western Cape High Court yesterday for the first day of the two-month trial. He denies any involvement in the murder.

In his plea explanation handed up to the court a week ago, Dewani said he was bisexual and had had sexual interactions with both men and women.

"My sexual interactions with males were mostly physical experiences or e-mail chats with people I met online or in clubs, including prostitutes such as Leipold Leisser," he stated in the plea document."My sexual interactions with females were usually during the course of a relationship which consisted of other activities and emotional attachment."

Shrien Dewani met Anni on May 30 2009 after a mutual friend gave him her contact details.

In his plea explanation, he said he was instantly physically attracted to her on their first date and sensed there was mutual chemistry.

He has pleaded not guilty to the five counts against him, maintaining that the couple were the victims of a hijacking in Gugulethu, Cape Town, on 13 November 2010.

Mr Johnson, 33, said Dewani's profile indicated he was looking for a single gay man, a single bi man, a gay couple or a group.

 Nilam Hindocha, the mother of murdered Anni Dewani, arrives at court in Cape Town with family members On 14 March 2010, there was a single transaction of £60 to upgrade the profile from a guest to member for a year.

Prosecutor Adrian Mopp said there were 59 saved private messages on the profile in total, of which 16 were sent or received between May 2009 and October 2010.

He also went through a table of log-ins and log-offs for the profile in question, confirming Dewani had visited the site three times in 2010 on 14 November, 15 November and 16 November.

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In his formal admissions, Dewani admitted his computer was logged onto Gaydar in the early hours of the morning on 15 November 2010.

His wife's body was found in their hijacked shuttle taxi early on 14 November 2010.

He also conceded his computer was logged onto the site on 15 November and 16 November, and while waiting with Anni for their flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town on 12 November 2010.

Mr Johnson explained that the site allowed people to add users as friends or favourites to share messages and photos with.

Mopp said there were a number of photos uploaded onto Dewani's profile.

Mr Johnson said that there were also a variety of chatrooms that "were particularly sexually charged" but that these visits were not recorded by the website.

 The father of the late Anni Dewani, Vinod Hindocha, at a news conference on the eve of the murder trial's start Mr Johnson was first approached by United Kingdom detectives in January 2011 to assist them with Dewani's profile and he intermittently provided them with information.

Dewani joined the Gaydar website in August 2004 and the last activity on his profile was on 21 November 2010.

"On that day, the profile was removed by the customer," Johnson said.

He said although the profile was removed from the site, it was still accessible to staff using a special application.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/shrien-dewani-trial-honeymoon-murder-suspect-described-himself-as-a-single-gay-man-9793846.html

John:
As stated above, the Dewani murder trial postponed due to chickenpox...


Dewani trial postponed due to chickenpox

news24
15 October 2014

Cape Town - The murder trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani has been postponed until next week because one of the prosecutors has chickenpox.

Prosecutor Adrian Mopp has been calling his witnesses to the stand in the Western Cape High Court for the last two days without the assistance of his colleague Shareen Riley.

He had a rough time on Tuesday when his one witness's testimony was ruled irrelevant and another was made to look inept by the defence.

Mopp subsequently spoke to deputy Judge President Jeannette Traverso in chambers on Tuesday afternoon and she postponed the trial until Monday 20 October.

www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Dewani-trial-postponed-due-to-chickenpox-20141015

Holly Goodhead:

--- Quote from: colombosstogey on October 15, 2014, 02:58:36 PM ---I actually dont necessarily disagree with you why would he?

BUT it stinks. I know boring i have said it a few times, i lived in Africa, if you were car jacked they would not leave a witness. The chances are they would have raped the women and even the man and killed and dumped their bodies. IF they are car jackers its rare to find the car left with a body in it.....they are taken away and changed and sold......makes no sense.

It just doesnt sit well with me. We dont know what happened between the two of them on their own. Perhaps she found out and told him she was going to annul when she got home......

No i dont believe they would have left this guy alive to recognise them......it doesnt work that way. IF they kill one they kill them both.

Carjacking is a significant problem in South Africa, where it is called hijacking; there are some roadsigns warning people that certain areas are hotspots. There were 16,000 carjackings in 1998[3] (18 times the American rate per capita), and 60 murders a year resulting from these.]

Like i said if they kill one they kill both. Makes no sense to leave someone....

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I've never been to SA and don't know much about the country other than it's a fairly violent place!?

If it was a robbery perhaps it all went wrong!?  That's what the forensics/ballistics seem to indicate!?

What was there to find out?  That he was viewing gay porn and exchanging emails with gay(s)?  She studied engineering at uni (probably more capable than him in circumventing passwords etc) so if she had a mind to snoop thru' his electronic devices I am sure she would have done so prior to agreeing to marry him?!  Given that he spurned her sexually and she discussed this with her cousin she must have been somewhat aware that something may have been amiss?!

People marry for all sorts of reasons and not just 'romantic love'!?  As I said she was young, attractive and well-educated so there was no need for her to sign up to something that didn't suit!?   I am reminded of the judge's words in the OP trial:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-11/oscar-pistorius-not-guilty-of-murder/5737284

Judge Masipa rejected a mass of instant messaging evidence presented by both prosecution and defence to suggest, respectively, that the couple's relationship was on the rocks or loving and strong.

"Normal relationships are dynamic and unpredictable most of the time, while human beings are fickle," she said.

Seems on the surface they were similar:

- Both Hindus
- Both attractive
- He studied accountancy; she studied engineering
- They were part of a group of friends

All seems pretty 'normal'.

 

Tim Invictus:
The evidence against Dewani is overwhelming imo. And the fact he tried desperately to avoid court and didn't return to SA for the trials of the men who murdered his wife speaks volumes. 'Asiansubguy' is as guilty as sin!

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