Dewani must be a man - Anni's family

2015-09-09 10:57

Shrien Dewani may testify at a UK inquest into his wife Anni Hindocha's death, if he so chooses, a British coroner has told her family.


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09 Sep 12:23
Shrien Dewani must "be a man and come forward" and tell us what happened, say the Hindochas.

09 Sep 12:21

The Hindochas tell reporters Anni didn't get justice or a fair trial in South Africa. "South Africa disappointed us," says her uncle Ashok.

He again pleads with Dewani to just "tell us what happened and we can move on with our lives".

09 Sep 11:54
Dewani will be asked if he will answer the Hindochas' questions about Anni's death. The inquest will resume on October 9.

09 Sep 11:50
Coroner Walker suggests a new hearing on October 9.

09 Sep 11:49

Coroner suggests family sets up a list of questions the family has for Dewani and he can decide to answer them. The Hindochas are satisfied with this.

Coroner: Other than that, I see no point.

09 Sep 11:48

Coroner: "I'm satisfied matters were investigated in South Africa in a way we couldn't investigate them here."

He further states: "I can't compel any witness from overseas to give evidence at inquest in London."

09 Sep 11:48

Coroner agrees to ask Shrien Dewani if he would be prepared to answer a set of the family's questions. He asked Dewani to attend today's preliminary hearing, but he declined and was excused.

09 Sep 11:46
The only person who can give you answers is Mr Dewani and he's not here today, Walker tells the grief-stricken Hindochas.

09 Sep 11:44
Coroner: With all the proceedings in South Africa, I don’t think there’ll be any benefit to an inques.

09 Sep 11:42
"I've been tortured for 4 years as I don't know why my daughter died" says Vinod Hindocha at inquest.

09 Sep 11:41
Coroner: "It all stems from your desire to hear Mr Dewani give his own account of what happened. But Mr Dewani is entitled not to answer."

09 Sep 11:40
Coroner says Dewani can't say anything that might incriminate himself. He tells the Hindochas he can't see that their questions will be answered by an inquest into Anni's death.

09 Sep 11:38
Anni's family, the Hindochas, say because the case was thrown out, they didn't get a chance to hear important testimony.

09 Sep 11:36
Coroner Walker says: "We sought to get Mr Dewani here but were unable to do so. He wished for time to consult his lawyers, and that has been granted."

09 Sep 11:29
Proceedings are about to begin, tweets Nielen de Klerk.

09 Sep 11:08
The coroner in the inquest, Andrew Walker, is expected to make a decision whether Dewani should testify. He could refuse, though, writes South African reporter, Nielen de Klerk, who is in London.

09 Sep 10:58

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09 Sep 10:58

Shrien Dewani, the husband of murdered Swedish woman Anni Hindocha, could face public questioning at a UK inquest on Wednesday.

Anni's family has repeatedly called for Dewani to give evidence and explain what happened.

Dewani was acquitted last year by Western Cape High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso after finding that the State's case was too weak.

Anni's family says the inquest is very possibly their last chance to get answers about their daughter's 2010 death.

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