Monday, 8 December 2014

Shrien Dewani has been acquitted by SA Judge for the murder of his wife during their honeymoon

Shrien Dewani, the British millionaire businessman accused of arranging his wife's murder during their honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010 was today cleared of any part in the murder.
The judge, Jeanette Traverso, dismissed the case against Shrien Dewani, because according to her 'the evidence presented by the prosecution fell "far below the threshold" of what a reasonable court could convict on. She said the evidence of the prosecution's main witness, taxi driver Zola Tongo, was "riddled with contradictions" and "highly debatable".
Meanwhile, there was video showing Mr Dewani meeting with Tongo and giving him money days before the murder, but this was not enough to convict him. He will now be released.

The murdered wife, Anni Dewani's family including her sister Ami, brother Anish, and father Vinod broke down after the ruling, and said they couldn't believe their sister didn't get any justice. They said they would suffer 'sleepless nights for the rest of their lives'.