Dewani faces questioning under oath in UK inquest

February 2, 2015, 8:20am

Dewani faces questioning under oath in UK inquest

Cape Town - A British coroner is considering resuming an inquest into the murder of Anni Hindocha in 2010, meaning that her husband, Shrien Dewani, could face public questioning under oath, according to reports.

Dewani was accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife while they were on honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010. He was extradited from Britain and faced a high-profile trial in the Western Cape High Court, but wasacquitted in December 2014.

Anni was living in North London before she married. The inquest into her death was adjourned during the police investigation, but North London coroner Andrew Walker has reportedly e-mailed all of those involved in the case to say he is considering reopening the inquest, The Telegraph reported.

According to the report, Walker has a reputation for asking awkward questions and having an unflinching approach. He has heard a number of inquests into the deaths of British soldiers.


Under oath

Dewani faces being grilled under oath for the first time over Anni's murder, according to The Sun.

Anni's father, Vinod Hindocha, and her uncle Ashok will reportedly meet the coroner on Tuesday, but could not speculate on what the meeting will lead to, the Daily Mail reported.

The family has repeatedly called for Dewani to give evidence and explain what happened.

Anni's family were visibly emotional after JudgeJeanette Traverso acquitted Dewani because the State's case against him was not strong enough. They were desperate to hear the full story of the events on the night Anni was shot dead, and said the judge's decision will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

- News24