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Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by Phantasia on 31.12.10 14:46

candyfloss wrote:Update on this case

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3324456/Murdered-Anni-Dewani-tell-husband-to-face-accusers.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News


He has hired publicist Max Clifford, who insists the couple were happy. Last week Mr Clifford said Shrien carried a Barbie doll to remind him of his lost love.


He should go and face the music imo. What is he so afraid of?

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Post by Guest on 31.12.10 15:03

He should go back, and get things sorted. But a grown man carrying a barbie doll to remind him of his wife. bigshock Where have we seen that before I wonder thinking

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Post by Phantasia on 31.12.10 15:08

candyfloss wrote:He should go back, and get things sorted. But a grown man carrying a barbie doll to remind him of his wife. Where have we seen that before I wonder


Hmmmmm.....yes, I wonder.



Carrying a photo (if some sort of constant reminder was needed, apart from one's own mind) would seem more to the point.

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Post by Judge Mental on 31.12.10 15:45

Well done to Clifford for using the big brand name of Barbie, however he has a long way to go to catch up with the Mitchells of this world. He should have had a major football club brand, a risk group and some well-known faces onboard by now.

It would appear that care-home owners are not as appealing as ex-GPs and ticker-testers.

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Post by Guest on 20.01.11 12:33

Honeymoon Murder Husband 'Too Ill' For Court


12:12pm UK, Thursday January 20, 2011

Rob Cole, Sky News Online

The extradition hearing of a British businessman accused of ordering the murder of his new wife in South Africa has been adjourned because he is too ill to attend court.

Shrien Dewani's case was due to be heard at London's City of Westminster Magistrates' Court but it has emerged he is suffering from acute stress.

Dewani, 31, is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his bride Anni, 28, on their honeymoon in November.

He has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist with an acute stress disorder and a depressive adjustment disorder.

His spokesman Max Clifford also said he did not need to be present because it was just a formality to fix a date for a future hearing.

Mr Clifford said: "He's in a dreadul state, he's mourning, he's grieving.

"His family and friends are very worried about him and he's lost the woman he loves."

The extradition case will be formally opened on February 8 at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court and chief magistrate Howard Riddle said he will review whether Dewani should attend then.



The couple were honeymooning in South Africa when their cab was hijacked


South African authorities want him to stand trial for the alleged contract killing in Cape Town.

He has previously fought attempts to extradite him.

Mrs Dewani, from Sweden, was shot when the taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town.

She was found in the back of the abandoned cab with a bullet wound to her neck.

Dewani has claimed he was told to leave the taxi before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo said in a plea bargain that Dewani offered him 15,000 rand (£1,400) for the killing - a claim Dewani rejects.

Tongo, 31, was sentenced to 18 years in jail for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice.



Cab driver Zola Tongo implicated Dewani in the murder


Xolile Mnguni, 23, and Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 25, who are charged with murder, kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances, will appear before Wynberg Regional Court on February 25.

A friend of Dewani has said on the BBC's Inside Out West programmethat the businessman had not ruled out returning to South Africa to clear his name if certain guarantees were made.

Karen Todner, an extradition lawyer, said Dewani's case had a good chance of succeeding.

"Extradition cases are always difficult to fight but I would be optimistic of his chances of opposing if he chooses to do so," she told Sky News.

"I do not know of any case where someone has been extradited to South Africa.

"I think there would be a very good argument about their prison conditions and judicial system."

Dewani faces charges of conspiracy to murder, murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravated circumstances and obstruction of the administration of justice.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Shrien-Dewani-Extradition-Hearing-After-Wife-Annis-South-Africa-Murder-Is-Adjourned/Article/201101315900326?lpos=UK_News_Second_Home_Page_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15900326_Shrien_Dewani%3A_Extradition_Hearing_After_Wife_Annis_South_Africa_Murder_Is_Adjourned


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Post by Judge Mental on 20.01.11 17:02

Stress.

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by Guest on 14.04.11 13:53

Honeymoon Suspect Moved To Secure Unit


2:01pm UK, Tuesday April 12, 2011

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been moved to a secure hospital after a further deterioration in his mental state.


Shrien Dewani has been receiving psychiatric treatment since his arrest


The police were called to the Priory clinic in Bristol on Sunday after the 31-year-old got into a "heated discussion" with another patient.

His spokesman Max Clifford told Sky News Online the medication he had been taking was making his behaviour worse and that he had been getting more noisy and disruptive.

Mr Clifford insisted there had been no fight and that Dewani had not been arrested.

The British businessman is wanted in South Africa over claims he ordered the killing of his new bride there.

He is on bail, pending his extradition hearing, and is subject to strict conditions including a curfew and the requirement that he report daily to a local police station.



Shrien and Anni were driven through a township


He appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on Monday, where a district judge ruled he should be moved to Cygnet Hospital in Somerset.

Clifford told Sky News Online he hoped he will receive the appropriate psychiatric treatment there.

Dewani was admitted to the Priory last month after taking an overdose of pills in February.

A psychiatric report, written after the incident, suggested it was "unlikely he intended to kill himself".

Dewani's Swedish-born wife Anni was shot dead last November when a taxi the newlyweds were travelling in through Cape Town was hijacked.



Taxi driver Zola Tongo has been jailed for 18 years


She was found in the abandoned vehicle after the driver Zola Tongo drive them to the deprived Gugulethu township.

Tongo originally claimed his vehicle was held up and he and Dewani were ejected before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed.

But in a plea bargain later, Tongo claimed Dewani offered him 15,000 rand (£1,400) to arrange the killing.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to 18 years in jail for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice.

Dewani denies plotting his wife's murder.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Shrien-Dewani-Honeymoon-Murder-Suspect-Moved-To-Secure-Mental-Hospital-After-Priory-Incident/Article/201104215970954

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Family Begs Dewani: 'Give Us The Answers'

8:55am UK, Thursday April 14, 2011

The family of a bride murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa has begged her British husband to reveal "what really happened" on the night she died.


Shrien Dewani denies ordering the killing of his new wife while in South Africa


Swedish-born Anni Dewani was killed last November after a taxi she and her new husband were travelling in was hijacked on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Shrien Dewani survived the ordeal but his 28-year-old bride was shot and her body later found in the abandoned vehicle.

The couple's taxi driver, Zola Tongo, was sentenced to 18 years in jail for Mrs Dewani's murder.

But in a plea bargain, he claimed Dewani offered him 15,000 rand (£1,400) to arrange the killing.

South African prosecutors want the 31-year-old Briton, who denies plotting is wife's murder, extradited over the allegations.

The late woman's brother told ITV news Dewani has "many questions to answer".

"There are many accusations against him. I think he has to answer them," said Anish Hindocha.


We beg you Shrien, if you really love her, if you really care for her, please give us the answers.

Anni Dewani's father, Vinod Hindocha
He went on: "I think he has to clear his name and tell us once and for all what really happened."

Her father, Vinod Hindocha, added: "We beg you Shrien, if you really love her, if you really care for her, please give us the answers. That's what we beg of you."

Dewani was recently moved to a secure hospital after a further deterioration in his mental state.

The Bristol businessman had been staying at the city's Priory clinic, but was relocated to the Cygnet Hospital in Somerset.

His spokesman Max Clifford told Sky News Online the medication he had been taking was making his behaviour worse and he had been getting more noisy and disruptive.

Mrs Dewani's family went on to reveal the "very difficult time" they have had since her death.



Anni's family said they could not rest until they knew the truth about her death


"It's torn the family apart," her sister Ami Densborg said.

"It's been five months since she died and every day we still think about her: in the morning, in the evening, when we talk to each other, it's always her.

"She's always on our minds and none of us can let this go."

Responding to the comments, a spokesman for the Dewanis said the Swedish family had turned down the opportunity to meet the Briton since he became a suspect.

"Immediately after Anni's death, Vinod Hindocha returned from South Africa with Shrien to Bristol," the spokesman said.

"He and his family sat with Shrien to ask about and hear what happened.

"After the allegations were made by the taxi driver the Hindocha family have declined to meet with Shrien."

Earlier this week, Dewani was moved to a secure hospital after a further deterioration in his mental state.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Anni-Dewani-Family-Beg-Shrien-What-Really-Happened-In-South-Africa/Article/201104215972055?lpos=World_News_Right_Promo_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15972055_Anni_Dewani_Family_Beg_Shrien_What_Really_Happened_In_South_Africa



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Post by Cheshire Cat on 14.04.11 16:50

Perhaps Dewani thought Max Clifford was going to do for him what Clarence Mitchell did for the McCanns. The difference being that Mitchell was a Government agent under the guise of PR man!

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Post by PeterMac on 14.04.11 18:04

Clifford is doing what Mitchell is doing. Making money.

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Post by Guest on 18.07.11 11:26

Did anyone see the Crime and Investigation Channel programme last night Murder on Honeymoon about this case. It was very good, and worth a watch.

Derwani's extradition hearing is on this week, to see if he will be extradited to SA to face charges.

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Shrien Dewani given bail during extradition hearing

South African authorities want to extradite Shrien Dewani for his alleged role in the killing of his wife

A man has been granted bail during an extradition hearing over allegations he ordered his wife's murder while on honeymoon.

South African authorities want Shrien Dewani, 31, to return to Cape Town, where his wife Anni, 28, was killed in November.

The couple were being driven through a township when their taxi was hijacked.

Mr Dewani, a care home owner from Bristol, was granted bail by Belmarsh Magistrates' Court.

South African prosecutors say Mr Dewani, who was thrown out of the taxi while his wife was driven off and killed, had arranged the murder.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo, who has admitted his part in the crime, claimed in a plea agreement with prosecutors that Mr Dewani ordered the car-jacking.

Mr Dewani, who denies any wrongdoing, is said to be suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and has been detained at a Bristol clinic.

In extradition proceedings that began at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London in May, his lawyers argued that he may not be safe if held in a South African jail.

Mr Dewani's supporters have also questioned whether he would receive a fair trial in the country.

The hearing in May was adjourned while a psychiatric report on his health was completed.

The court is expected to hear another four days of evidence this week before district judge Howard Riddle decides whether Dewani should be sent to South Africa to face trial.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-14183135

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Post by Guest on 18.07.11 12:10

I watched a program on this last week, Dispatches I think. The family said Derwani was homosexual and that they think the marriage was just to keep face with his very prominent family. All the evidence against him is backed up by calls, texts and CCTV footage, which I think is more than enough proof of his involvement.

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Post by Marian on 18.07.11 13:16

Yes I watched that programme too, having been interested in this case since it was first reported. It just didn't ring true to me that he had been left unharmed while his wife was murdered. Let's hope that the truth comes out without the hindrance of anyone in high places.

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Post by Guest on 18.07.11 13:22

@Marian wrote:Yes I watched that programme too, having been interested in this case since it was first reported. It just didn't ring true to me that he had been left unharmed while his wife was murdered. Let's hope that the truth comes out without the hindrance of anyone in high places.


It also didn't seem right, as the programme pointed out that he said he had been pushed out the window, which they said only opened to a depth of I think it was 35 cm, anyway a very small gap.

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It's those dodgy windows again

Post by Marian on 18.07.11 15:16

The claim that an adult could be pulled through a small space like that almost makes the "Maddie through a window" scenario seem believable!


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Post by Guest on 19.07.11 9:18

But did the car have undisturbed lichen ?

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Post by Guest on 20.07.11 17:21

Shrien Dewani a victim of South African slurs, extradition hearing told

South African authorities are trying to make Shrien Dewani appear guilty of arranging his wife's murder, his lawyer says

Steven Morris guardian.co.uk,

Wednesday 20 July 2011 16.32 BST

Shrien Dewani is accused in South Africa of conspiring to murder his wife, Anni, during their honeymoon.

The South African authorities have deliberately tried to vilify the British businessman Shrien Dewani to make him appear guilty of arranging his wife's murder, his lawyer told an extradition hearing on Wednesday.

They had targeted him with slurs and done nothing to discourage the idea that there may be a "disgraceful sexual motive" for supposedly plotting to kill his wife, Clare Montgomery QC told the hearing in London.

The South African authorities want Dewani to be sent back to Cape Town to face trial for allegedly conspiring to murder his wife, Anni, in a fake carjacking during their honeymoon. She was found shot dead in November last year.

Dewani strongly denies any involvement and his team has argued against extradition, claiming he is too ill to return and that his human rights would be impinged because of the conditions he would face in prison in South Africa while awaiting trial and if convicted.

In her closing submissions, Montgomery criticised comments made by the national commissioner of South Africa's police force, General Bheki Cele, who branded Dewani a "monkey".

In the aftermath of Anni Dewani's death, Cele told reporters: "A monkey came all the way from London to have his wife murdered here."

Montgomery said: "The vilification has been encouraged by the approach to the case by the South African authorities. People are still calling Mr Dewani a monkey months after that statement was made and it was said to denigrate him. The South African authorities have clearly done this deliberately."

Montgomery said the South Africans had said they knew the motive for the alleged plot and would reveal it unless Dewani returned voluntarily. This would make it more likely that he would be attacked in prison if he was extradited, she added.

Montgomery said: "It has been made clear that the South African government are going to suggest a motive which will further lower Mr Dewani in the eyes of his fellow prisoners and will render him more vulnerable.

"The prosecutors and the police have not sought to diminish the effect of 'monkey' being talked about or there being some disgraceful sexual motive."

Describing the South African prison system as "in a state of fundamental meltdown", she also argued that Dewani's good looks would make him a target of gang and sexual violence.

She went on: "The state of South African prisons justifies a submission that there is substantial grounds to believe that there will be a real risk to this man."

Dewani is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression, she said, and a decision to extradite him would be "inhumane" given his mental health.

She said he could be extradited to South Africa in the future when he was better. "The choice is not to either leave him here for good or extradite him; the choice is to discharge him, treat him here, get him better and then extradite him."

The hearing continues.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/20/shrien-dewani-south-africa-slurs

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Post by Guest on 21.07.11 13:29

It looks as though we will have to wait until next month on the verdict as to whether he is extradited or not......................



Lawyers dismiss extradition fears

Thursday, July 21, 2011 Bristol Evening Post
.SOUTH African lawyers have dismissed claims that a Bristol businessman would not be safe should he be extradited to the country to stand trial for murder.

Shrien Dewani, 31, from Wesbury-on-Trym, is wanted for allegedly paying for his wife Anni, 28, to be killed by hitmen during their Cape Town honeymoon in November. He denies wrongdoing.


.His lawyers are fighting the extradition, claiming he would be unsafe there. But at London's Belmarsh Magistrates' Court yesterday Hugo Keith QC said there were no human rights arguments against him being taken to the country to stand trial.

Mr Keith told the court: "South Africa is a civilised (country) for these purposes."

The hearing has heard that Mr Dewani, who runs a string of care homes, is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. He has been excused from attending court.

His lawyers said his illness was another reason why he should not be extradited, but Mr Keith said his condition could be managed by medication. He said that if Mr Dewani were sent back to the country to face any charges, he could still argue he was unfit to instruct his solicitors or to plead.

Mr Keith said: "If he is not mentally fit to stand trial, the court will determine whether he committed the act in question and, if so, order his detention under the Mental Health Act. We will submit that the human rights arguments fall far short of the requisite threshold."

Mr Keith accepted that the facilities for mental health patients in the South African prisons Mr Dewani could be held in were worse than those in the UK.

But he argued the gravity of the offence he is accused of meant his extradition was in the public interest.

The extradition hearing has previously heard that Mr Dewani has talked of killing himself if he is returned to South Africa, to embarrass the country's authorities.

South African lawyers also alleged he had exercised for hours on end to produce high levels of a chemical in his body that would inhibit the effects of his anti-depressants, so he would appear more ill – suggestions rejected by Mr Dewani's doctors.

Mr Dewani, who has always denied having any involvement in his wife's death, is on bail at the Fromeside mental health unit in Fishponds.

His family, as well as his wife's relatives, have been watching the proceedings from the public gallery.

Legal submissions at the extradition hearing were due to be finished today, and district judge Howard Riddle is expected to rule on the extradition bid next month.

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Lawyers-dismiss-extradition-fears/story-12979220-detail/story.html


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Post by Marian on 21.07.11 14:12

He certainly does not look well but his illness is a little too much of a coincidence for me. Am I correct in thinking that, if the judgement goes against him, he will have the right of appeal and the procedure could drag on and on?

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Post by Guest on 21.07.11 14:19

I can see the McCann's and their friends pulling that one in the future.

The thought of going to jail would be stressful for anyone, it should not be an excuse to avoid justice.

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Post by lj on 21.07.11 15:06

Stella wrote:I can see the McCann's and their friends pulling that one in the future.

The thought of going to jail would be stressful for anyone, it should not be an excuse to avoid justice.

The thought of going to jail [u]sh[/u]ould be stressful for anyone

After all isn't a punishment meant as deterant too?

It's amazing how these cases on foreign soil bring out the xenophobia in people. Although here both sides seem to suffer from it.

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Post by Lise on 21.07.11 15:12

Strange that he was not afraid of South Africa as a holiday / honeymoon destination, yet now that he has to go back and face the music, its suddenly a terrifying place...

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Post by Guest on 21.07.11 15:27

Hi Lise,

Welcome to the forum

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Post by Guest on 21.07.11 16:52

Yes Lise, that's very true and a warm welcome to this brilliant forum.

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Post by Marian on 21.07.11 17:58

What a beautiful avatar, Lise. To add to your comment, he also was apparently unworried about driving out at night to a notorious area that wasn't safe even during the day.

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