Dewani case: UK coroner not re-opening inquest into Anni’s death

2015-10-09 13:42
Shrien Dewani and his late wife Anni Hindocha (Supplied)

Shrien Dewani and his late wife Anni Hindocha (Supplied)

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London – A British coroner has ruled a full inquest into Anni Hindocha's 2010 death in Cape Town will not be re-opened as he “does not have sufficient cause”.

Anni was in Cape Town on honeymoon with her husband, Shrien Dewani, when she was killed.

Dewani was accused of orchestrating her murder and, after being extradited from Britain, faced a high-profile trial in the Western Cape High Court. He was acquitted in December 2014.

UK Coroner Andrew Walker ruled on Friday that “the matter will now rest”, reported the BBC.

Responding to the ruling, Anni's uncle Ashok, speaking on behalf of the family, told reporters: “This battle is not over. We need answers.”

In September, Walker said he did not think there would be any point to the inquest, because Anni's death on November 13, 2010 had already been investigated in South Africa. He could also not force anybody to travel to London to testify at the inquest.

The Hindocha family believed the inquest was their last chance to find out what really happened to their daughter while the couple were in Cape Town.


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

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