Honeymoon husband 'may be targeted'

2010-11-22 10:14

Cape Town - As reports emerge that Shrien Dewani, husband of murdered Swedish tourist Anni Dewani, will return to South Africa, there are growing fears that he could be targeted by her killers, a British newspaper said on Monday. 

The 30-year-old British care home tycoon is apparently going to head back to Cape Town this week to help identify two men being held for Anni's murder.

He will also point out crime scenes to the police.

But he will be under armed guard as police fear he could be targeted in a bid to stop him, The Sun tabloid reported on Monday.

The driver of the couple's hijacked taxi is reportedly already in hiding, after fearing he would be killed because he too had seen the gunmen's faces.

'Explosive revelation'

News that Shrien, from Bristol, is to return to Cape Town came as detectives promised "an explosive revelation" in the case.

A police source said on Sunday: "The new information will show this was not a random hijacking."

The tabloid wrote that two more people, said to be working for two top Cape Town hotels, have been taken in for questioning.

It was also reported that the driver was awaiting trial for violent crimes, including murder, when Dewani, a 28-year-old Swedish engineer, was killed.

Police also believe they have found the handgun used in the shooting.

Shrien, who owns the care home business with his father and brother, is allegedly R70m in debt.

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