Anni Dewani's family 'in bad shape'

2012-08-01 09:13

Cape Town - The family of Anni Dewani are unhappy about the postponement of the extradition hearing of Anni’s husband and suspected killer, Shrien Dewani, by more than a month.

Eyewitness News reported that the family took the news of the postponement badly.

British businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of organising his wife’s murder while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town, is said to be receiving treatment for depression, which has been marginally successful.

But Anni Dewani’s uncle said: “It’s torture for us, the family is in very bad shape. We need closure.”

Since Anni’s murder in 2010, the family have publicly told of the strain they were under while trying to bring her murderers to book.

While Dewani is fighting his extradition to Cape Town to face murder charges, taxi driver Zola Tonga has already been found guilty for his part in the murder.

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-01 09:22

    The British courts need to give these people closure as in my mind they are assisting this guy in his games !

      Squeegee - 2012-08-01 09:43

      This is why people take the law into their own hands. There is a real need for speedier justice in cases like this. The family are also victims and their suffering will not end until this guy is in jail.

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-08-01 10:29

      He claims to be innocent, then why doesn't he just this over with?To her family, my prayers are with you.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-08-01 10:39

      Shrien Dewani is playing everyone involved for a fool here.The incompetent South African authorities should never have let the moron leave the country in the first place.Maybe they weren't quick enough at the time to realize that in the first place,but now that they've got the full measure of his antics and it pretty much sums up what the late Anni Dewani's family had been through so far with him and his so-called "not fit to stand trail because of his mental state" scheme advocated by his far too overzealous English lawyers.It will eventually catch up with him as it usually does with all people in life that thinks they can get away with certain things.

      delish7564 - 2012-08-01 10:55

      @zambezi. Really, "they should move on"? You appear to be sadly lacking in any form of compassion! How can they move on when they are suffering more than the possible orchestrator of this appalling crime. Not only have they lost a daughter, but there is no end in sight for justice to be even attempted. Even worse it involves two countries. I'd like to see how you would hold up if this happened to someone in your family and the process went on and on and on, before the person was even brought to trial. Try walking in this family's shoes for a day and perhaps you might see things differently.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-08-01 13:55

      The British courts are going through due process ...just like the South African courts. The only reason Tsonga is behind bars is because our Police bribed him with a lighter sentence.

  • michelle.blackie - 2012-08-01 09:45

    My thoughts and prayers are with Anni's family - they really need closure. A candle is lit for you today.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-08-01 13:56

      Yes of course they need closure Michelle why are we still waitng for the two trigger men to go on trial?

  • John - 2012-08-01 09:48

    Dewani is using all the money at his disposal to avoid trial he will ride it for years even when he comes to SA he will keep appealing until he gets a plea deal by that time he will probably only get two years or better still be released after six months on medical grounds......

  • boyisile - 2012-08-01 09:49

    People are not getting away with murder only here in SA. In Britain is the same thing. Its nice to have money or be in a high political position. I dont see this guy come here to answer for what he is accused of.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-01 09:52

    British law is rediculous. Always protecting the rights of the criminal bastard while the victims suffer. F*** his depression throw his @ss on a plane, he can face the music, depressed off te not

      gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-08-01 14:59

      Devon..... so there is no need for a trial then ? You, Bheki Cele and most S Africans have already found Dewani guilty. I am NOT saying he is innocent, but there are a number of discrepancies and strange angles in this murder investigation. Add to that, the world has fast lost/is losing any confidence in the SA Judicial system. The British courts are not to blame here. Dewani's legal team have asked for a one year delay in extradition. The British courts have only granted a month in order to gain more info. That is only fair considering that Dewani has been certified as having "medical issues". There is a much broader farce being played out here and the SA govt is at the heart of it. If Dewani is guilty, SA will lose face in that it gives the impression that murder is so easy to arrange & carry out etc. (the guy was only in the country 5 minutes and managed to arrange a hitman) If Dewani is innocent, SA loses a lot more credibility as it shows how biased(read corrupt) the police are, how an innocent man was used as a scapegoat and how the top cop acted as judge, jury & executioner. If the Brit courts refuse to extradite Dewani, it gives the SA govt the perfect opportunity to shout "injustice", "Colonial interference" etc etc while they try and smooth over the accusations & incompetence of their own. Think about it.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-08-01 15:07

      I dont say he is innocent either Gavin ..but I would love to see some HARD evidence of his guilt. Hard evidence opposed to the word of a convicted murderer who was offered an incentive to implicate someone else. I cannot wait until this gets to trial ...this circus will be very enlightening.

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-08-01 10:02

    The question that should be asked is Would he be suffering from depression and pts if he was not caught out? NO he would be living his life as if Anni never existed!!! He needs to come to SA and get what he deserves!

      gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-08-02 00:02

      Louise, would you be suffering depression & pts if your loved one was murdered ?......or only if you were "caught out" ??? Think about your question. If Dewani is innocent, he would most likely be suffering even more depression & post traumatic stress than if he is guilty. It's a no-brainer.

  • wendy.craig.9655 - 2012-08-01 10:04

    I think Dewni is waiting for the accomplice who has a brain tumour to die so that he cannot testify against him. That testimony needs to be recorded so that it can still be used.

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-08-01 10:05

    He is depressed because he was caught out!

  • Gavin - 2012-08-01 10:16

    england is a country where the sun never shines, leaders don't have spines and judges are easily fooled by murderers, hard to believe that this little island once ruled most of the world.. Dewani is a f'ing coward, I'll bet if he hadn't been caught, he'd be living the high life free of any regret. justice will happen, be it here on the mortal coil, or in Heaven.

  • camp.j - 2012-08-01 10:30

    Shrien Dewani, you murdering coward! I hope you realise that by dodging your day in court just makes you look even more guilty, IF that's at all possible!

  • - 2012-08-01 10:48

    Hand him over Britain

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-01 10:50

    Stay strong Dewani family...the truth will come out!

      george.vandermerwe3 - 2012-08-01 17:03

      You mean Hindocha family, I guess.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-02 08:27

      Bad mistake!...I had Anni in my mind!!...sorry

  • mandy.ferreira.773 - 2012-08-01 11:21

    Just let him commit suicide. At least this saga will end. Watch this guy get away with murder .....

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-08-01 11:28

    What torture. Man up Shrien, come and clear your name (if it is clear) so that both you and the family can move on... This dragging out leaves no one with sympathy towards you!!

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-08-01 14:37

      It is the job of the SAPS to prove Dewani's guilt. He is under no obligation to "clear his name" That is a fact.

  • sue.robertson.9083 - 2012-08-01 11:37

    For over 2 years he has been living as a free man whilst the family of Anni continue to suffer. Enough of these delay tactics now, time to try him find him guilty and incacerate him !!!!!!!!

  • Bob - 2012-08-01 11:47

    Why don't they make a deal....If he admits to the murder and pleads guilty, then allow him to do jail time in the UK instead of being extradited back here..! This would save her family the on-going stress and cost us tax payers a lot less money!

      pieter.goosen.562 - 2012-08-02 18:13 Her family would save their own stress if they stopped lying.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-01 12:17

    Understandable, especially since Shrien Devani is playing the 'depressed' individual, innocent of all crime. He will be a nice friend for Sheik and all those clowns we have here.

      dudu.son.1 - 2012-08-02 01:44

      If S A canot extradict Dewani, then they must release Zola, just because he has no mmey !

  • CORNHOLIO - 2012-08-01 12:36

    id also be depressed if i knew the whole of pollsmoor would be shooting up my butt. he who shoots last shoots hardest

  • schmee.gol - 2012-08-01 13:07

    And they think that Anni's family is not depressed too? He should really just get some balls and get it over with.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-08-01 18:01

    Laws and legal systems - throughout the World - are no longer concerned with justice. My heart goes out to the Dewani family.

  • pieter.goosen.562 - 2012-08-02 18:12 EVERY SINGLE PERSON COMMENTING ON THIS SITE SHOULD READ THIS ARTICLE.!! Then see who is playing games. ASHOK VINOD NILAM AMI SNEHA ANISH the lot of them are scum setting about to create publich impression of guilt. When this gets to court the real truth will come until Just read the analysis of Ashok's press quotes. Imagine getting this liar on the stand. ANY lawyer would have a field day.

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