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Anorak | Shrien Dewani: The Law, The Township And The Spin

Shrien Dewani: The Law, The Township And The Spin

by | 9th, December 2010

SHRIEN Dewani : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the murder of Anni Dewani in the news. Mr Dewani is suspected of plotting the murder of his wife in South Africa.

The judge at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court had released him on a £250,000 bail.

(This is murder so the bail is granted. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, also part of an ongoing extradition process, was not granted bail. He and Dewani both surrendered freely to police.)

But Dewani’s bail was rescinded when the South African government lodged appeal documents.

In Court:

Clare Montgomery QC, counsel for Mr Dewani, did her best to make the murder allegation sound outlandish, deploying such words as “fanciful” and “unthinkable”. Why would a grammar school boy of good character, trained in one of the big accountancy firms, do such a thing? And how did he arrange it within the space of an hour with a taxi driver he had just met?

“The factual difference is stark,” said Howard Riddle, the presiding magistrate. “Either Mr Dewani over a period of a time plotted the murder of his wife or he is one of the tragic victims of this incident.”

Ben Watson, for the South African Government, tell of words with Zola Tongo:

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