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Dewani 'victimised' by SA media

2012-02-13 10:46

Johannesburg - Shrien Dewani’s UK publicist, Max Clifford, has blamed the South African media for putting Dewani in a bad light.

Dewani is appealing against his extradition from the UK to South Africa, where he is to be charged with the murder of his wife, Anni, during their honeymoon in November 2010, reported The Times.

Clifford said he believed Dewani was under enormous pressure and was reportedly being treated for post-traumatic stress in a mental hospital in the UK.

He said he had not spoken to him in three months, but could imagine what he was going through.

Clifford said the South African media had been overwhelmingly negative in their coverage of the Dewani matter and had increasingly given his client bad publicity.

Dewani has maintained his innocence and claims his wife was shot dead during a botched hijacking.

Prosecutors in South Africa on Friday asked for the pre-trial conference to be postponed for two months while judgment is awaited on Dewani’s extradition appeal.

The case has been postponed to April 13.

Comments
  • procold2 - 2012-02-13 10:54

    Shrien Dewani’s UK publicist, Max Clifford, has blamed the South African media for putting Dewani in a bad light. of coarse he is in a bad light and deservantly so he killed his wife for goodness sakes

      Daniel - 2012-02-13 11:41

      Wait until the lights are off Mr. Dewani........

      Daniel - 2012-02-13 11:43

      Maybe we can put him in the same prison that Sheldean Human's killer was in, they seem to have a better understanding of these matters.

      Janice - 2012-02-13 11:52

      100% agreed, is he supposed to be seen in a good light??? I think NOT!

  • Butter - 2012-02-13 11:04

    does this Max ever think of Ani's family who are devastated with the loss of their precious daughter .This swine Dewani needs more than 'post traumatic stress' to WHIP HIS ASS.

      Nadia - 2012-02-13 12:01

      Just remember this Max Clown is paid to say these things!

      ntombiya - 2012-03-06 12:52

      Blah Blah Blah Max Clifford, the swine wont get away with it, he is cared stiff, he should have thought about the future road !

  • Bigwolf - 2012-02-13 11:09

    If you did the crime then be a man and do the time, if not what are you scared of face it and move on.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-13 11:48

      EXACTLY!!! If he is soooooo innocent, come to SA for your trial. If you did not do it, I do not see the problem. Or maybe you don't want to come because you are as guilty as sin?

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-13 12:44

      Yeah - and put him with Kotze - they read the same books!

  • Johnnie - 2012-02-13 11:14

    Somebody should just remove that BROAD yellow stripe from his back.He is utter FILTH.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-02-13 11:18

    Max Clifford should be aware that it is not only his client who is viewed in a bad light by South Africans, we would like to get our hands on you as well Clifford!, your reputation proceeds you like a bad smell.

  • David - 2012-02-13 11:25

    The only pressure he should experience is the shock wave as the 9mm round passes through his head.

      Bruce - 2012-02-13 14:47

      Or a shootgun shell from behind.

  • Tammy - 2012-02-13 11:36

    ag shame - give the man, sorry the murderer, a kleenex

      Gerhard - 2012-02-13 11:48

      Give him some Vaseline, he's going to need it!!

  • JohhnyBGood - 2012-02-13 11:40

    What a load of horse manure. The bastard killed his wife...

  • Carole - 2012-02-13 11:46

    Under enormous pressure ag siestog! The guy is a KILLER! Sorry for the inconvenience and sorry about your mental state, WHATEVER you're suppose to suffer, you have afterall commited an awfull crime, did you think people are going to be nice to you?

  • winston.mullany - 2012-02-13 11:59

    Boo f&^% hoo. Hope you get jailed here, papi will be waiting for you!

  • NrGx - 2012-02-13 12:01

    My media response would be.... Good day Mr Dewani/Clifford, we are pleased to report that you should be extradited to SA face your wonderful charges of a non law-abiding stance. We would like you be confident and positive in the charges brought against you and being South African we are totally behind you. We think you are a wonderful man and do not deserve to held responsible for your wife's death. We blame ourselves for putting so much stress on you, but dont fret, Baba, in cell block D is very good with his hands. And we implore you to try him out. From the biased media of SA. (TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK)

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-13 12:12

    Clifford....we will enroll Dewani at Leewikop where he will be given a permanent stress relief...dog...!

  • Louise Higham - 2012-02-13 12:26

    Max Clifford shut up u are an idiot, no one wants to hear u bleating for that killer, let him come and answer some questions. Why is he stressed if he did nothing. Wake up Max and stop extorting money to protect this man. Innocent people have nothing to fear from SA courts.

  • Graham - 2012-02-13 12:26

    He had his beautiful wife killed after all! I’m just surprised our incompetent police caught him, he was unlucky one of good ones investigated him.

  • aardvarkie - 2012-02-13 12:36

    Just extradite the chop already! Sheesh, how long does this rubbish get away with murder? Enough already!

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-13 12:41

    Pathetic murdering scum - and Max is a sad case for taking him on! let him rot in a SA prison - no mercy for cold blooded monsters.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-13 13:25

    Shame. This is very unfair to Mr. Dewani. We should allow him to come back to S.A. so he can tell us how he was not involved with the other paricipants; how he not phoned them and how he not paid them. He should be made to feel welcome at Leeukop.

  • Jayne - 2012-02-13 14:08

    "I can't imagine what he is going through...." WTF, imagine what his beautiful, unsuspecting wife went through????

  • Dudley - 2012-02-13 14:25

    Must agree with you Max, (this publicist is so slippery he could serve you crap and then convince you that it was cavear)Dewani, the murderer, must be going through hell playin the mind game of will I and wont I be extradited. Another delay ? I cannot believe this ! Has this wanker pulled off the perfect murder?... comes to SA to get his bride killed because he cannot get it up and then pleads that the judicial system in the country will infringe on his "human rights" ...silly man should investigate to see that the criminal rights are pretty much priority here : maybe he should have raised the bar and rather had his heinous deed committed in Somalia.

  • Mondli - 2012-02-13 14:54

    He tought South Africa was a jungle and he could do his dirty work nd get away with it.

  • Maanda Godfrey Nephawe - 2012-02-13 19:18

    This coward must come back and reap what he sowed here in South Africa, he is a shameless bastard who is hiding behind the law.

  • Rob Martin - 2013-04-27 10:11

    Say a man charged with sex assaults.

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