Police investigating link between 2007 murder and Dewani – Cele

2010-12-11 13:41

National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele confirmed that police were investigating a link between the 2007 murder of an Eastern Cape doctor and tourist Anni Dewani.

“Dewani’s husband, Shrien, allegedly told state witness, Zola Tongo, that he had arranged a murder in a fake hijacking in South Africa before,” the SABC news service reported.

Media reports said Dr Pox Raghavjee’s widow knew Shrien Dewani and drove to Cape Town to comfort him after the death of his wife. Raghavjee was murdered in 2007 in King William’s Town.

Cele was doing a walkabout at the Cape Gate Mall in Brakenfell outside Cape Town when he informed the media of the investigation into the link.
He also said a fourth suspect, named as a “middleman” by Tongo, was in reach of police when needed.

The British businessman is accused of arranging the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anni, in Cape Town.

Anni was found dead in the back of an abandoned taxi with a bullet wound in her neck on November 13.

Dewani was released on bail yesterday.

Authorities in South Africa want the 30-year-old British citizen extradited.

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