The “Honeymoon murder” case, which saw Shrien Dewani accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni while the two were on their honeymoon, has been thrown out in a court in South Africa.
Anni Dewani’s sister spoke out today, outside the South African court about Shrien’s ‘double life’ and how not knowing the truth will ‘haunt’ the family.
Judge Traverso recognised the weight of public opinion in her judgement but said she could not let it affect her decision. She found the evidence was below the threshold of the court required. She said the three main witnesses were unreliable, their testimonies were riddled with inaccuracies and they contradicted each other.
The family of Anni have been left with unanswered questions and say the justice system has failed them.
James Banks explains why Judge Jeanette Traverso decided the evidence for prosecution was insufficient. Her ruling means Mr Dewani will walk free.