Remember Shrien Dewani? He got married to a beautiful Indian woman named Anni and together, shortly after their marital ceremony the two came over to South Africa to enjoy their romantic honeymoon in sunny Cape Town. Unfortunately, the honeymoon phase was cut short and resulted in Anni’s untimely death. Anni was kidnapped and murdered while on a tourist taxi en route through the Gugulethu township on November 13th, 2010.
At least three locals were involved in the murder of Anni Dewani. All men were sentenced and are facing prison time. The taxi driver of that trip, Zola Robert Tongo (who was also one of the guilty suspects) stated in his plea bargain that Anni’s new husband Shrien Dewani of Bristol, had offered R15, 000 to have his wife killed. When Senior Judge Howard Riddle ruled that Shrien Dewani could be facing charges in relation to the murder, High Court ruling put the charges on hold, based on Shrien Dewani’s ”mental health issues” and prospects of recovery.
Shrien claimed his innocence within the kidnap and murder plot, while his family described the allegations of taxi driver Tongo, ”’totally ludicrous.”
Well, the mad man is back in the press and Dewani is closer to being tried in South Africa for the murder of his wife, Anni. Shrien Dewani is now expected to go to the Supreme Court to lodge an application in writing in 14 days.