Cousin: Anni didn't want to go anywhere with Shrien

2014-10-20 16:01

Get the latest highlights of Shrien Dewani’s murder trial. Dewani appeared in the Western Cape High Court for the sixth day. He is on trial for the murder of his wife Anni in 2010.


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20 Oct 16:02
Sneha will continue on the stand tomorrow.

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Sneha says she was on acne medication, couldn't get pregnant, but not surprised.

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Van Zyl introduces notes from Anni's visit to doctor. 'No contraception. Trying to get pregnant'.

20 Oct 15:56
Sneha: She said "It's not that I don't want to go to SA. I don't want to go anywhere with Shrien."

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Sneha - They were not trying for a baby, if they were she would have told me.

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"It felt very stiff between us" - Anni after having lunch with Shrien, cousin says

20 Oct 15:51
Anni spent most of the time with me, went for massages. Told her she should spend it with her new family, not keen to - Sneha

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Sneha is being questioned about seeing Anni and Shrien before and after the wedding.

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Sneha said she distinctly remembers Dewani asking Anni :"What are you doing here".

20 Oct 15:39
Visit to Dewani in hospital. Van Zyl: He had food poisoning, didn't want visitors, grown man soiling his bed.

20 Oct 15:38
Sneha says in India they had a big argument and Anni threw her ring at Dewani.

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Sneha: They had problems after wedding, she said she couldn't live with Shrien.

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Van Zyl: Was she still in love with him at time of wedding?

Sneha: Yes she was - despite differences.

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Van Zyl: Did she love him?

Sneha: Yes, she did, in the beginning.

20 Oct 15:28
Anni had her doubts, voiced them in the e-mail, but went ahead with engagement after he [Shrien] said he'd change his ways, and loved her - Sneha

20 Oct 15:26
Sneha: Anni had doubts, I helped her compose e-mail to Shrien, he answered it, she decided to go ahead with engagement.

20 Oct 15:26
Van Zyl: Was this an arranged marriage or one based on love they had for each other?

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Van Zyl asks about exchange of coins in terms of Hindu culture. This was delayed due to a death in family, and only happened at wedding.

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Shrien gestures that this is not correct.

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Sneha: Silver tray symbolises engagement. Anni was also in the car on way back, also didn't know much about it.

20 Oct 15:18
Sneha: Silver tray was a surprise. Parents said it was part of engagement process, but it's only official when telegram sent out.

20 Oct 15:17
Sneha: Nothing discussed about engagement in car on way to Bristol, visit just to introduce parents to each other.

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Van Zyl wants to know more about silver tray presented at Dewani household, but Sneha says she doesn't know much about that.

20 Oct 15:13
Sneha gives her explanation of engagement process in Indian families. Telegram confirms engagement.

20 Oct 15:10
Accused will tell court that relationship cooled down in December, Anni ended relationship in January - Van Zyl

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20 Oct 15:07
Sneha can't recall the e-mail Anni sent Dewani, essentially breaking it up. Said girl he ends up with will be lucky girl.

20 Oct 15:05
Anni said to Dewani in e-mail that they couldn't be together, and she wanted a life partner, not a friend.

20 Oct 15:04
Van Zyl reads e-mail from Anni to Shrien: "I finally found someone I really like and enjoy being with."

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Van Zyl hands in an e-mail from Anni to Shrien on 14 January 2010

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