‘Shrien visited gay site hours after Anni’s body was found’

2014-10-08 20:03

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s formal admissions show his computer was logged onto a male gay website hours after his wife’s body was found.

The formal admissions document was handed up by his lawyer Francois van Zyl on Monday and was not read out in court.

In the document obtained today, Dewani confirmed he registered for the ‘Gaydar’ website and ‘Recon’, a website for men into fetish gear, in 2004.

His username for both sites was ‘ASIANSUBGUY’.

He admitted his computer was logged onto Gaydar in the early hours of the morning on November 15 2010.

Anni Dewani’s body was found in their hijacked shuttle taxi early on November 14 2010.

Records show his online identity was logged onto the same website again on the evening of November 15 and November 16.

There were also log-ins on the Recon website late on November 15 and November 16.

Dewani also admitted that his computer was logged onto Gaydar while waiting with Anni for their flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town on November 12 2010.

He deactivated both accounts on November 21 2010.

At the start of the formal admission document, Dewani states that he does not have personal knowledge of all the facts referred to but has satisfied himself “of the existence of the facts”.

Dewani pleaded not guilty on Monday to killing his wife Anni in Cape Town in 2010, and other related charges.

He is charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and conspiracy to commit these crimes. He is also charged with defeating the ends of justice.

On the first day of his trial, Dewani said in his plea explanation that 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,” Van Zyl said, reading Dewani’s plea explanation to the court.

The trial continues.

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