Anni’s brother: Shrien cannot leave

2014-12-03 12:36
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Dewani trial: Anni family demands justice

2014-12-03 11:55

Shrien Dewani must give the full story of what happened the night Anni was killed, her family said at a press conference on Wednesday. WATCH. WATCH

Cape Town - The brother of slain honeymoon victim Anni Hindocha has demanded that murder-accused Shrien Dewani not leave the country until he has been cross-examined.

Speaking at a press conference in Cape Town on Wednesday, brother Anish Hindocha insisted that justice couldn’t take its full course if the trial against the British businessperson is thrown out.

"It would be a terrible development in what has been a four-year wait if we and the people of South Africa are not afforded the full story,” said Anish Hindocha.

“Should the full facts of her murder not emerge, it would remain on the country's conscience forever.

"It will also mean a lifetime of torture for me and my family, especially my mom and dad."

The statement comes on the back of recent suggestions that the case against the 34-year-old could be thrown out by Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso due to insufficient evidence.

Plans to sue

The Hindocha family also recently suggested plans to sue the accused for not revealing his full sexual orientation before marrying daughter Anni.

Anni’s mother, Nilam, was quoted as saying to MailOnline: “If I knew Shrien was gay or bisexual I would never have allowed Anni to get married.

“It was a false wedding because of who he really was...Anni would never have married Shrien if she knew the truth that he was bisexual or gay. She would never have accepted it.”

Brother Anish, though, felt it was the wrong time to discuss the family’s plans to take the accused to court.

“It would be wrong to discuss any plans to counter-sue at this time,” he added.

“We are just thankful for the support we have received, and only demand justice.”

He also dismissed any involvement in reports of a petition against Traverso.

Ruling next week

Traverso said she would deliver a ruling next week unless she let the parties know otherwise, Sapa reported.

Should a discharge be granted, Dewani would be free to return to the United Kingdom.

Dewani is on trial in the Western Cape High Court for allegedly plotting with shuttle bus driver Zola Tongo and others to kill Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges including kidnapping, murder, and defeating the ends of justice.
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