Cops quiz Shrien Dewani’s ex
Cape Town - An ex-fiancée of honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been quizzed by police, UK newspaper The Mirror reported on Monday.
Rani Kansagra, 26, from Middlesex, is the daughter of an Indian airline tycoon.
A police source told The Mirror: “She was very obliging and gave detectives a statement about their time together, details about their life and why they split up.
“The statements will go before his extradition hearing in London next month.”
Dewani met Kansagra in 2008 and they got engaged after a few months.
Relationship soon over
According to British newspaper, The Telegraph, they had a celebratory party in December 2008, inviting close friends and family. But just two months later the relationship was over.
The Telegraph spoke to a source last year who said: “Their personalities just didn’t work out. They knew each other only relatively shortly. Perhaps that didn’t help.”
A relative of Kansagra said her father tried to help bring them back together but Dewani was having none of it.
“It was a bit surprising how quickly it happened and then ended,” the source said.
“Of course he tried to talk to Shrien, but there was no going back, he had made up his mind. I think it was just one of those things that was not to be.” Dewani and Kansagra have not spoken to each other since.
German male sex worker
Then, a year-and-a-half later, Dewani got engaged to Anni Hindocha and they were married in November 2010.
British-born Dewani is accused of plotting to have his wife killed in an apparent staged hijacking in Gugulethu, Cape Town.
The interview comes after police quizzed a German male sex worker known as the German Master who claims that Dewani paid for sex with him three times, but the Briton denies the allegations.
Dewani is due to appear in the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court on February 8 for his next extradition hearing.