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Anni's father pours his heart out

2012-08-29 22:11

Cape Town - The father of slain honeymooner Anni Dewani said on Wednesday he was looking for justice.

"We are in South Africa to ensure my daughter Anni gets the justice she deserves," Vinod Hindocha told reporters on the steps outside the Western Cape High Court.

Battling to hold back tears, he said it remained difficult to sit in on the trial of one of her alleged killers, Xolile Mngeni, and to listen to what happened the night she was killed.

Convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe testified this week about what happened to Dewani on 13 November 2010, when she was killed in an apparent hijacking in Gugulethu, while on honeymoon with her husband Shrien.

"One glimpse of happiness was that he [Qwabe] never said, at any point, that my daughter was abused and that was something that really relieved...," Hindocha said. He did not finish the sentence because he was too emotional.

He thanked South Africans for their support. His niece, Nishma Hindocha, kept a protective arm around him while he spoke.

The trial continues on Thursday.

Comments
  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-08-29 23:07

    We are all hoping that justice will be done and that the perpetrators of this awful crime get what is due

  • lbdanks - 2012-08-29 23:57

    Justice will be served, Pappa wag vir jou Shrien!!

  • lownabester - 2012-08-30 00:13

    Why was the husband ever allowed to leave SA!!!!! Biggest mistake,

      Wally Walters - 2012-08-30 06:15

      He left before her body was found that is how shrewd he was

      Squeegee - 2012-08-30 06:44

      Incorrect Eugene. He left before there was enough evidence against him.

  • leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-08-30 06:59

    It must be terrible to loose a daughter. Deep in one's mind you always wonder if the man will look good after her. I also have a daughter the age of yours. If she gets killed like that the world will have a murderous villian on their hands. The perps will not be safe in jail.

  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-08-30 07:20

    The family will only see justice if and when Dewani is brought to SA to answer questions about his involvement.

  • letsekang.masepe - 2012-08-30 07:29

    I say it was a biggest mistake to let the husband leave South Africa.

  • lesley.stephen.58 - 2012-08-30 07:37

    As a parent, I want to weep when looking at the photos of this poor and very sad man, justice must be served!!

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-30 08:17

    Please change Anni's name back to Hindocha! Anni does not deserve to be associated with such a name!...And if Shrien is innocent surely he would want to be at these court trials??

  • george.tunnah.5 - 2012-08-30 13:08

    This poor man must be going through hell knowing that his daughter's killers , or at least one of them is escaping justice by hiding behind a fake illness. I can honestly say that if this was my daughter that had suffered there would be know place on this earth that he would be safe or where he could hide from me ???

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