Dewani must face justice: Anni killer

2014-04-06 08:17
Anni Dewani. (Supplied)

Anni Dewani. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Zola Tongo, one of Anni Dewani’s killers, has spoken out and said the young bride’s husband, Shrien, must face justice in South Africa, reports the Sunday Times.

According to the newspaper, Tongo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for his role in the killing, has said Dewani must “do the right thing”.

He said that although Dewani had ruined his life, he had forgiven him and that as a reborn Christian he would continue to pray for Dewani’s health to improve so that he could stand trial.

The Dewanis were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010 when Annie was murdered. Her body was found in Khayelitsha. At the time, Tongo had been the Dewanis taxi driver.

Tongo claims Dewani paid him to arrange for Annie’s murder.

Court appearance

Dewani will be extradited from Britain on Monday and is expected to make a brief court appearance in Cape Town on Tuesday.

He is expected to be charged in the presence of his lawyer.

 According to the Cape Times, if he is denied bail and it is found that he is suffering from mental illness, he will be transferred to the general psychiatric unit at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town. If he is granted bail but requires medical care, he will still be transferred to Valkenberg Hospital.

Dewani will sleep in a "single occupancy room" at his request, according to the report.

The justice department made a number of allowances in order for Dewani's extradition to South Africa to be approved by British courts. It undertook to return him to the UK if he was found unfit to stand trial.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    anni dewani  |  shrien dewani  |  cape town  |  crime  |  dewani trial  |  honeymoon hijacking
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Wallabies 'defend like dogs'
Loubscher expecting 'direct' Wales
Carter desperate to reach RWC final
Boks want to continue upward curve
Traffic Alerts

You may find it hard to focus on the mundane routines as the greener pastures seem so tempting. It is a good time to expand more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.