Shrien, tell us the truth - Anni's parents

2014-10-03 12:11
Shrien Dewani and his murdered wife Anni (Facebook)

Shrien Dewani and his murdered wife Anni (Facebook)

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London - Family members of Anni Dewani, who was shot dead in Cape Town in 2010, have reportedly pleaded with her husband, Shrien, to tell the truth about what happened to her.

Dewani will go on trial in the Western Cape High Court on Monday on charges relating to Anni's murder. He claims they were hijacked while driving through Gugulethu and she was shot dead.

Anni's father, Vinod Hindocha, spoke to Sky News from his home in Sweden as the family was preparing to travel to South Africa for the trial.

He said all the family was asking for was to find out exactly what happened to Anni, pleading with Dewani to tell them the truth about what happened, as he was there.

Grieving

The family told Sky News their long fight for justice for Anni has left them unable to grieve properly.

Anni's mother, Nilam, said she hoped justice will be served so they can move on with their lives.

Meanwhile, Anni's sister, Ami Denborg, revealed to Sky News that Anni had expressed doubts three weeks before the wedding, and had thrown the ring back at Dewani.

Denborg said she was haunted by a conversation in which Anni had said it wasn't working out, but she had told her it was just nerves and she would get over it.

In August, Denborg told the British Press Association the family was relieved that Dewani was ruled fit to stand trial, after a lengthy battle to avoid extradition to South Africa.

Long wait

"It's a relief for all of us. We've been waiting quite a long time for this. I know this autumn is going to be tough for us but we still want the trial to start so that we can get the information we need, we can get to know what really happened," she was quoted as saying.

The family was in a British court in January when it ruled that Dewani could be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for murder, saying they just wanted the truth to emerge about what happened to her.

Dewani has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice. He has not yet pleaded.

He claimed that he and Anni were kidnapped while their taxi was being driven through Gugulethu in November 2010. He was released while her body was found in the abandoned vehicle the next day.

Unlike the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, proceedings will not be broadcast live.

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

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