Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

South Africa: The Killing of Anni - More Than Just Shrien Dewani in the Dock

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South Africa's National prosecuting authority said Tuesday that British businessman Shrien Dewani - who is expected to be formally charged with ... ( Resource: Dewani In S. Africa, Expected To Be Charged With Murder

When Shrien Dewani disembarks at Cape Town International airport from Flight BA0059 around 9am on Tuesday to face charges that he orchestrated the murder of his young wife, Anni, in November 2010, he won't be the only person in the dock.

As is currently the case with the Oscar Pistorius trial in Pretoria, South Africa, our policing and criminal justice system as well as our reputation as one of the most violent countries in the world will once again be placed under intense international scrutiny.

As a step one, at a special technical briefing to take place in the Cape High Court on Monday morning, the state is expected to outline guidelines for the case.

In September 2013, the BBC1 flagship current affairs programme, Panorama, watched by millions of viewers, broadcast the hour-long report, "The Honeymoon Murder: Who Killed Anni?" Veteran reporter and one-time BBC correspondent in South Africa, Jeremy Vine, travelled to South Africa and undertook an in-depth investigation into the bizarre circumstances that led to the tragic hijacking and murder of the 28-year-old Anni sometime after 10pm on Saturday, November 13, 2010.

At the time, the sensational hijacking and murder of a young woman while ...

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