Thursday, January 6, 2011

Shrien Dewani planning to build school

The family of Shrien Dewani, the British businessman who is due to contest extradition proceeding in Britain later this month, are planning to build a school in India as a lasting memorial to Anni Dewani who died in such tragic circumstances.

The Swedish beauty was hijacked and then murdered shortly after her arrival on honeymoon in South Africa, having been married in a Hindu ceremony in India shortly before.

Dewani was implicated in her murder by one of the accused Zola Tongo - the taxi driver now serving 18 years for his part in the crime - who said that it had been masterminded by her husband.

Shrien has vehemently denied any involvement whatsoever and, assisted by his legal team and Max Clifford - the famous British publicist - is setting about clearing his name while fighting extradition to South Africa where he believes he won't receive a fair trial.

He is currently out on bail and living in his home in Bristol.

Shrien's family now plan to join with Anni's in building the school in India with £15,000 having already been raised from those who wish to honour her memory.

A member of the Dewani family has also set up an online page for those who would like to contribute towards the school.

Both families are receiving messages of support from around the globe at this time.