Family talk as Dewani case thrown out

Sorry, no compatible source and playback technology were found for this video. Try using another browser like Chrome or download the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Sorry, video is not available for your device…

Family talk as Dewani case thrown out
8th December 2014

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.

More in News

Sexual abuse victim Ione Wells on how she found hope again

While her own attacker reflects on his actions – Ms Wells hosts workshops in schools and colleges to talk to young people about consent

Lord Leach: Only 'big picture' reform will keep Britain in the EU

Through his think-tank Open Europe, Lord Leach is at the heart of the referendum debate, consulted by both camps. He explains to Margareta Pagano...

Ex-Autonomy chiefs say HP was warned over revenue growth

A due diligence report  for HP mentioned accounting differences