Anni Dewani's family hope the truth will come out

2014-10-05 20:27
Shrien Dewani and his murdered wife Anni, in a picture on their Facebook page.

Shrien Dewani and his murdered wife Anni, in a picture on their Facebook page.

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Cape Town - On the eve of the start of Shrien Dewani's murder trial, his slain wife Anni's family expressed relief and said they hoped to finally learn the truth of how she died four years ago.

"We will have a great, great relief 10 o'clock tomorrow morning," her uncle Ashok Hindocha told journalists in Cape Town.

"Hopefully, we will get all the answers we want."

In November, 2010, Anni Dewani was killed while on honeymoon in Cape Town.

Her husband Shrien Dewani claims the couple were hijacked as they were being driven through Gugulethu in a minibus taxi. The State maintains he conspired with others to kill her. Hindocha said: "We just want the truth about what happened to our daughter that died in Gugulethu."

The family said they would make no further statement until the end of the trial.

Shrien Dewani's trail begins on Monday. This follows a series of delays, punctuated by efforts to extradite Dewani to South Africa and claims by his defence that he was innocent, and mentally unfit to stand trial.

In mid-August, he was declared fit to stand trial after undergoing psychiatric observation.

He will remain at the hospital for the duration of the trial.

According to an indictment previously handed to the court, Dewani is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.

He has not yet been asked to plead.

Read more on:    anni hindocha  |  shrien dewani  |  cape town  |  honeymoon hijacking  |  dewani trial

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