South Africa: Dewani comes out clean in honeymoon murder case

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Johannesburg, Dec 9: British businessman Shrien Dewani has been cleared off murder charges in the much debated South African honeymoon murder case. Judge Jeanette Traverso trashed the charges saying that "the evidence presented by the prosecution fell "far below the threshold" of what a reasonable court could convict on".

She further added that the evidences were ridden with "contradictions". To this, Anni's family said that they had been failed by the justice system.

The judge said,"the only reason not to grant the application would be in the hope that Mr Dewani would implicate himself if he gave evidence. But to do so would be a manifest misdirection".

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While Mr Dewani left the court room without commenting, Mrs Dewani's sister Ami Denborg said,"Today we feel as a family that the justice system has failed us and we are deeply disappointed. We came here looking for answers and we came here looking for the truth and all we got was more questions. We waited patiently for four years to hear what really happened to Anni and to hear the full story of what happened to our dearest little sister. All we wanted was to hear all the events and the hope of actually finding that out has kept us, as a family, going.Unfortunately we believe that this right has now been taken away from us."

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Mrs Dewani's family is likely to seek a lawsuit in United Kingdom. Anni's uncle said,"We would have preferred to have known about his sexuality before he married our precious Anni. She gave herself to him, mind, body and soul and she hoped to have been cherished and loved. But she would not have married him if she had known about his secret sex life with male prostitutes and the activities he engaged in."

The judge also mentioned the key accused and the contract killers as "intelligent men" to have engaged themselves in a murder for a few Rands. Moreover, their narration of the incidents were full of lies and contradictions.

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