Anni Dewani’s family fight online
London - The family of Anni Dewani - the Swedish-born woman who was murdered while on honeymoon in South Africa - has set up an online petition asking for public support to have her husband Shrien Dewani extradited to SA to face murder charges.
The British home secretary will make a final decision on whether Dewani is to be extradited to South Africa on October 10, reported the Cape Argus.
Another petition was also launched on Dewani’s behalf, arguing that South Africa had an “appalling record with regard to human rights issues”, there was corruption in the police, and that he should not be extradited.
On Friday morning, Anni’s petition had 9 578 signatures while Dewani’s had 54.
Anni's family has officially endorsed her petition, and her uncle Ashok Hindocha said the family wanted the public’s support because they were not British citizens and needed to make a point.
There are also Twitter and Facebook pages entitled Justice4Anni, and a Facebook page, Memory of Anni Dewani, with 34 781 members.
A Facebook support group for Shrien Dewani has 239 members.
Hindocha also said the family was taking a lot of strain and wanted the case to be concluded so they could move on with their lives.
Cape Town taxi driver Zola Tonga told police that Dewani had ordered the murder of his young wife in November 2010.