Shrien Dewani on Cape Town court papers

2012-02-10 14:04

Cape Town - Shrien Dewani is to be added as the fourth accused in the honeymoon murder of his bride Anni, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday.

Senior State advocate Shareen Riley said Dewani was scheduled to join two of the other accused in the dock when the trial eventually got under way.

These two, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni, appeared briefly in the High Court on Friday at a pre-trial conference before Judge Andre le Grange.

In earlier proceedings, the remaining accused, Zola Tonga, was jailed for 18 years for his part in the murder, in terms of a plea bargain.

On Friday, Riley asked the court to schedule a second pre-trial conference for April 13 as judgment was being awaited on Dewani's appeal in the United Kingdom against an order granted for his extradition to South Africa.

She said there was as yet no indication when the appeal judgment would be handed down.

Dewani, while on honeymoon with his wife in December 2010, allegedly hired three men to kill her in a staged hijacking in Cape Town's Gugulethu township.

  • Twolips - 2012-02-10 14:15

    Drag the guy here by the scruff of his scrawny neck.

  • NicoleRealTalk - 2012-02-10 14:19

    This happened in 2010 it's already 2012 i mean really where the hell is the justice for the victims and their families?? Appeals should not be allowed!! Fly Shrien to SA and let Anni's family get the justice they so richly deserve!!!!!!

      Linda - 2012-02-10 14:26

      Absolutely agree. The accused has the "right" to a speedy trial but most of them would rather have the case drag on as long as possible. Far too much emphasis is placed on the rights of the accused and not enough on the rights of the victims and their families.

      George - 2012-02-10 14:44

      By African time, this is quick

      Don - 2012-02-10 16:55

      You honestly believe Dewani will receive justice himself in The New (yet hopelessly unimproved) South Africa? The man has been falsely accused by lying, murdering scum, yet remaining SAns are so desperate to accuse someone other than one of the usual suspects, that they'll gladly watch this poor man burn. It's tragic what has happened to him. Life ripped apart by NuSAns thugs and then by the NuSAns public. Disgraceful. Really.

      Martin - 2012-02-10 22:00

      Yeah then he can ly in hospital with Jackie

  • DjCapiche - 2012-02-10 14:20

    He has given S.A such bad publicity. Get rid of this fool.

      Don - 2012-02-12 18:51

      South Africans give South Africa bad publicity. You have enough home grown filth of your own tattifying your country without any outside help. Your indignation speaks volumes of your ignorance.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-10 14:20

    Wish the UK system would stop being a "bottleneck" in this matter, I want this dude to get whats due to him!

  • Marion - 2012-02-10 14:24

    We can only live in hope that he gets extradited. I'd also have gone 'crazy' if I was in his shoes.

  • dlawre30 - 2012-02-10 14:28

    At last he is being accused and will be called to attend trial. Just have to see if the Brits force him to come.

  • MSGRule - 2012-02-10 15:15

    It was in November 2010. Pollsmoor is waiting for him.

  • dominique.trout - 2012-02-10 15:26

    papa wag vir jou!!!

      Twolips - 2012-02-10 19:31

      Really boring comment.

  • Gary - 2012-02-10 15:42

    Justice will be served and ones it is over his will be left to rest in peace.

  • sunil.unnadkat - 2012-03-21 19:27

    Oh yes, lets skip the judicial system and hang the poor guy. Look at how many murders have taken place in Gugulethu township that haven't been solved and the murderers are roaming freely. We to be need Shrien to be convicted to make us feel like we are on the right path.

  • sunil.unnadkat - 2012-03-21 19:33

    Ask yourself, how easy is it to hire a hit man in your country (SA). If your answer is easy, than Shrien could have hired Zola Tonga. Personally, I think for a tourist to hire a hit man within days of entering a new country is difficult if not impossible. Unless, he was in that type of business! Shrien, I don't think so!

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