Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani is finally in court in South Africa accused of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010. Monday he formally pleaded not guilty and proceedings got underway.
Anni Dewani, 28, was murdered while couple were on honeymoon in South Africa in 2010. The couple were travelling together when Anni was killed. Two local men high-jacked the taxi as it passed through the tough and rough Gugulethu township of Cape Town.
Anni died from a single gunshot to the back of the neck and Shrien was allegedly thrown from the vehicle.
Mr. Dewani returned to the UK but was implicated in the murder. As part of a plea bargain police were told Mr. Dewani had paid the men to kill his wife of two-weeks.
He suffered a total mental breakdown, claimed his medical team, which delayed his extradition to South Africa more than once.
Xolile Mngeni, 25, a terminally-ill drug dealer, was convicted in 2012 of firing the bullet that killed Anni and he is serving a life sentence.
In April of this year Mr. Dewani was extradited to South Africa and underwent a mental health assessment at the Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town which lasted 30 days. That assessment decided that Dewani was fit to stand trial and court dates were scheduled.
The family of Anni, a Swedish national, believe the deserve answers to nagging questions that perhaps Shrien was involved. Shortly before Anni was killed she spoke to he parents on the telephone. She spoke in Swedish, her parents think so that that Shrien did not know what she was saying. Anni they claim said she had much to tell them when she saw them again leaving both parents anxious.
Anni was killed before she spoke to them again.