Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shrien Dewani: Zola Robert Tonga: In the High Court of South Africa.

Shrien Dewani. Max Clifford and OJ Simpson.

I have placed here the background of OJ Simpson and Max Clifford along with forensic images, PLEASE do not look if you feel this will upset you. Cliffords remark today  'they have accused Dewani of the murder since the beginning '  raised my hackles, as we all know this is not true.

A little background to the trial of OJ, he suffered from arthritis , any acidic fruits will inflame the joints , a couple of days before OJ was to try on the gloves, his gloves, before a jury.... he  drank a rather large quantity of orange juice thereby inflaming his joints...and when he made his acting debut to place the gloves on his hands 'VOILA' they did not fit....

My point being, Clifford is without feeling for any of his clients victims, Anni means absolutely nothing to is Dewani and as long as he pays his fees Clifford will continue to lie to protect him.
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Jurors thought OJ was guilty of killing his wife and her friend.

Shrien Dewani: Professor refuses to give evidence for honeymoon murder suspect's defence

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dewani. Fear of suicide no excuse to stop extradition...

Here is an interesting case and may help South African lawyers handling the Anni Dewani fact Ian Griffin seems to be suffering from the same 'cronic illness ' as sort of comes and goes when the word 'court hearing' is mentioned...or 'extradition'....please read the full account of the court case at link provided.

  1. His account is bizarre but it is obvious that there is a strong prima facie case that he was responsible for Kinga Legg's death. The EAW was issued on 29 May 2009. Following its execution on 1 June 2009 he was brought before the City of Westminster Magistrates Court and remanded in custody. He was found to be unfit to attend court due to his mental state and on 27 August 2009 was transferred to Langdon Hospital in Dawlish pursuant to section 48 of the Mental Health Act 2003 under the care of Dr Parker, a consultant forensic psychiatrist.
  2. There was a perceived risk of self harm and of suicide. I shall have to refer to his report in more detail in due course, but Dr Parker's diagnosis was that he was suffering from a depressive illness. His condition was exacerbated by withdrawal from alcohol and benzodiazepine dependence. The claimant asserted that he was suffering from bipolar affective disorder or schizophrenia, but Dr Parker disagreed and found no evidence of psychosis.
  3. On 2 February 2010 Dr Parker recommended that the claimant be transferred back to prison where he felt the risks of self harm and suicide would be properly managed. He was transferred to Wandsworth Prison on 12 March 2010 where he was in the care of the Mental Health Inreach Team. Dr Parker believed he was fit to attend court but he was refusing to engage with treatment which would ameliorate his distress. He tended to put on symptoms when he knew he was being observed and so it was not easy to know the true extent of his illness. But he was unlikely to improve so long as court proceedings were not brought to a conclusion.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

DEWANI: Funeral parlour bust-up...

HONEYMOON murder suspect Shrien Dewani had a furious bust-up with his in-laws - next to his bride's open coffin.

He bizarrely objected to her mum and other relatives spending time alone with her to say their goodbyes.

Shot Anni Dewani's mother Nilam, 59, broke down in tears over his pig-headedness at a North London funeral parlour. She said yesterday: "I was devastated. It was bad enough losing our daughter but he managed to make things worse."

Anni's sister Ami, 33, recalled: "I've never experienced such rage. Voices were raised

over the coffin. Cousins had written goodbye letters which were placed in the coffin. We later found they had been taken out and thrown on the floor."

Anni's uncle Ashok Hindocha, 51, said: "He objected to Anni's mother spending time alone with her to say goodbye and ruined the moment. No one will forgive him for starting an argument over Anni's body."

Bristol care home tycoon Dewani, 31, faces an extradition hearing next month over the carjack murder in South Africa of Anni, 28. He denies involvement and is currently in a secure mental hospital.

Shrien Dewani and now lets cut to the chase, is wanted in South Africa for arranging the murder of his wife..... AND as we have witnessed in England money buys you freedom, just look at the McCanns, they have committed two crimes...FRAUD in England, concealment of a body in Portugal AND yet they are treated like celebrities . South Africa want justice for Anni and according to the British press this is a 'crime'....!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Max Clifford feeling right at home as he makes his cut from the sleaze hidden by Britains ludicrous gagging super-injunctions...

Meanwhile, Miss Thomas ran to PR guru Max Clifford, who was last night fielding lucrative offers for her kiss-and-tell story.

He claimed Miss Thomas enjoyed a ‘relationship’ with the footballer, adding: ‘She says she was in love with him and thought he was in love with her.’

Mr Clifford insisted the model had come to him for ‘advice and guidance’ because she was genuinely upset that the story had leaked out.

He said: ‘She never had any intention of talking about her private life.’

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

DEWANI: It really was the only way to play it, a deep depression and the sadness of Shrien..we then had Barbie doll with him at all times , the sympathy vote did not work. The next, not one but two attempts at suicide, Shrien survived them both...poor Shrien must now be placed in the Priory for his own safety. Later, reports Dewani has been violent toward staff members ,a response to his medication states PR brother Preyen who according to The Mail, tried to get his sticky hands on CCTV footage that is to be used in evidence against his brother. Dewani, his defence will plead a case of insanity. Shrien is a good little actor and doing exactly as he is told.....
Shriens double life ???

Brother of bride murder suspect Shrien Dewani ‘asked hotel for CCTV footage of him talking to taxi driver’

The brother of Shrien Dewani, the British man accused of paying for his wife to be murdered on honey-moon, attempted to obtain potentially incriminating CCTV footage, leaked police documents claim.

Shrien Dewani is accused by South African police of arranging the contract killing of wife Anni in November last year. She was shot after the apparent hijacking of their taxi in a township in Cape Town.

Preyen Dewani is said to have asked the security manager of the Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, to hand over footage of Shrien talking to Zola Tongo, the couple’s taxi driver. Tongo, 31, is serving 18 years after confessing to organising the killing, in which he claims Shrien is implicated. 
Killed: Ann Dewani with husband Shrien the day they married
Killed: Ann Dewani with husband Shrien the day they married
The alleged request for the footage was rejected because the manager had been summoned by prosecutors as a possible witness. The claim is made in a police dossier obtained by The Mail on Sunday and forms part of an application by South African authorities to have Shrien extradited from the UK to stand trial.

In the dossier, police captain Paul Hendrikse says Preyen asked for the footage soon after Shrien returned to Britain following Anni’s death. ‘I am concerned there may have been an attempt to interfere with the investigation,’ the officer says.

Preyen, 32, is a director of the Bristol-based care-home company run by Shrien. According to the police dossier, the footage shows Shrien staying in the cab that drove him and Anni from the airport the day before the killing and talking to Tongo for four minutes while Anni, 28, booked into the hotel.

Captain Hendrikse says mobile-phone records prove the two men had another conversation that night. Shrien’s lawyers insist he is innocent and that Tongo tried to incriminate him to get a reduced sentence.
Denial: Shrien Dewani insists that he had nothing to do with his wife's death
Denial: Shrien Dewani insists that he had nothing to do with his wife's death
The dossier claims Tongo returned to the hotel two days after the body was found and was handed a white plastic packet of money by Shrien, allegedly in payment for carrying out the killing. Mr Dewani claims he was paying for a taxi fare.

Shrien, 31, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, has repeatedly denied being involved in Anni’s death. His extradition hearing is set to begin on May 3. If sent to South Africa, he will be tried alongside alleged hitmen Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 25, and Xolile Mngeni, 23, who are said to have confessed to their part in the killing.

Last month, magistrates in London released Shrien on £250,000 bail. A spokesman for Preyen said the hotel was asked to retain CCTV footage ‘under lawyer’s instructions’, adding that a High Court judge confirmed during Shrien’s extradition hearing that ‘this was not an attempt to interfere with the investigation’.

Solicitor Charlotte Harris, who acts for the Dewani family, said: ‘At all times my clients have sought to assist the police with their investigation.’

A friend of the Dewanis said: ‘This is another desperate attempt by South African police to smear the family instead of finding the real killers.’
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Looking Back : Dewani acted swiftly to allegations...

DEWANIS brother called PI BEFORE Annis body was found...

'We beg you Shrien, if you really love her, please give us the answers': Anni Dewani's family's plea to widower


  • Bride's brother: suspect has 'questions to answer'
  • Family: 'We can never let this go'
The family of Shrien Dewani's murdered bride begged the British businessman today to reveal 'what really happened'.

The care home owner is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife Anni Dewani on their honeymoon in South Africa, which he denies.

Relatives of Swedish 28-year-old Anni said they could not rest until they had found out how she died.
Anni Dewani's father, Vinod Hindocha, pictured at a court hearing in Cape Town last December, has pleaded with Shrien Dewani to 'give us the answers'
Anni Dewani's father, Vinod Hindocha, pictured at a court hearing in Cape Town last December, has pleaded with Shrien Dewani to 'give us the answers'
Her brother Anish Hindocha told ITV News: 'He has many questions to answer. I think he has to answer them.'

Her father, Vinod Hindocha, added: 'Anni, we loved you. We loved you so much. We beg you Shrien, if you really love her, if you really care for her, please give us the answers.
That's what we beg of you.'

The young bride's ashes will be scattered in Sweden, her father said, as it was 'where she belonged...where she loved'.

The family also hinted at how the trauma of losing Anni has taken its toll on them.
'It's torn the family apart,' her sister Ami Densborg said. 'We are going through a very, very difficult time.
Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife, denies any involvement in her death
Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife, denies any involvement in her death

'It's been five months since she died and every day we still think about her: in the morning, in the evening, when we talk to each other, it's always her.

'She's always on our minds and none of us can let this go.'

The South African authorities are seeking to extradite Dewani, 31, from Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol, for his alleged involvement in his wife's death.

He is currently on bail at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke, a secure mental health hospital in Somerset.

The young businessman, who is said to be suffering from severe post-traumatic stress syndrome, was transferred from The Priory Hospital in Bristol on Monday after he became disruptive.

According to a source close to him, he lost his calm on Saturday night when a female patient, seeing him upset, asked him: 'If you're so distressed why don't you go back to South Africa?'

The source said Dewani picked up a plate of half-eaten toast in his bedroom and hurled it into the corridor.

He is also understood to have got into a heated discussion with one of the nurses earlier in the day and to have slammed his bedroom door so hard that he chipped the plaster.
His behaviour was thought to have been sparked by an adverse reaction to the anti-depressants he is taking.

Police were called to the hospital following the disruption and Dewani surrendered himself so that his bail residence could be altered, the source added.

At a hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court on Monday, a district judge ruled he should be moved to the Cygnet Hospital.
Anni Dewani, 28, was killed on the second night of her honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa, by armed robbers who hijacked the couple's taxi as they travelled to their hotel
He remains subject to £250,000 bail and strict conditions including a curfew and the requirement that he report daily to a local police station.

Mrs Dewani was shot when a cab the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township in Cape Town in November.

Responding to Anni's family's comments, Dewani's family said the young woman's relatives had in fact turned down the opportunity to meet him since he became a suspect.A Dewani family spokesman said: 'Immediately after Anni's death, Vinod Hindocha returned from South Africa with Shrien to Bristol. He and his family sat with Shrien to ask about and hear what happened.

'After the allegations were made by the taxi driver the Hindocha family have declined to meet with Shrien.'
Grim-faced: A dejected Shrien Dewani at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday
Mr Dewani has been moved to a secure mental health facility after a reported bust-up with another patient at The Priory Hospital, Bristol on Monday

But the Dewanis have 'every sympathy' with Anni's family, he added.

'They believe everyone is suffering in this immense tragedy,' the spokesman said.
Mrs Dewani was found dead in the back of the abandoned taxi with a bullet wound to her neck after cabbie Zola Tongo drove the newlyweds to the deprived township.

Tongo originally claimed his vehicle was held up and he and Dewani were ejected before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed.

But in a plea bargain later, Tongo claimed Dewani offered him 15,000 rand (£1,400) to arrange the killing.

The 31-year-old cabbie from Bothasig was sentenced to 18 years in jail for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice.

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Anni Dewani, 28, was killed on the second night of her honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa, by armed robbers who hijacked the couple's taxi as they travelled to their hotel

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Court News UK: A good link to keep if anyone wishes to check archives...

DEWANI: Preyen Dewani still the mouthpiece for his brother...remember he told us what happened in SA without being there...

DEWANI: Extradition hearing: This is all planned so the hearing will not be able to take place...DEWANI now a basket case according to their 'expert witness' and the Dewani's family business with private homecare PSP, know all the right strings to pull...great shame Anni's parents will never see justice for their beautiful daughter..

DEWANI: Cygnet Hospital. Kewstoke. Somerset...

DEWANI : Max Clifford with plenty of mouth...:“all old stuff, cobbled together and has absolutely no credibility whatsoever”.

This man nailed refresh our minds.

2010-12-12 13:00

Here he is – the middle man who ­recruited two young hitmen from Khayelitsha to kill Swedish tourist Anni Dewani.

Monde Mbolombo, a receptionist at the Protea Hotel Colosseum in Cape Town, is the key state ­witness in the case against ­Dewani’s husband, Shrien, who ­allegedly paid R15?000 for the hit.

Mbolombo has been granted indemnity from prosecution and will not be spending any time in jail if he testifies truthfully in Anni ­Dewani’s murder trial.

At 5.35pm on the day Anni was killed, Mbolombo posted the ­following message in Xhosa on his Facebook page: “Jengokuba undibilisela amanzi, awakho ayatsholoza,” which means “you are plotting against me, but there is bigger trouble coming for you”.

City Press has reliably learned how police used the so-called ­domino strategy – the same method used by the Scorpions to nail former police boss Jackie Selebi – to make a breakthrough in the case.

After forensically linking one of the shooters to the crime scene, police arrested Xolile Mnguni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe for shooting Anni, and they then implicated ­Mbolombo as the man who ­recruited them.

After being apprehended by the police, Mbolombo began to sing.

According to colleagues, he ­“disappeared” from work for three weeks.

Mbolombo’s brother, Patrick, ­declined to speak to City Press this week, but said his brother was definitely not in custody and was co-operating fully with police.

Mbolombo has given the police a full witness statement that implicates shuttle driver Zola Tongo as well as Shrien Dewani.

This statement was used to ­convince Tongo, who met Mbolombo at the Colosseum Hotel, from where he was also operating, to enter into a plea ­bargain agreement with the state.

Tongo was sentenced this week to 18 years in prison in return for making an affidavit implicating Shrien Dewani in the hit on his wife by allegedly ordering it.

Dewani is fighting his ­extradition to South Africa to face trial after he was released on bail of £250?000 (R2.7?million) by the London High Court on Friday.

»?In an interview with City Press on Friday a close relative of ­Mnguni said he was approached by Qwabe “because they needed a trigger man and knew that he was capable”.

Qwabe lives a few houses away from Mnguni in ­Khayelitsha.

Mnguni was out on bail in ­another murder case when he allegedly killed Anni Dewani. Days after the ­murder, Mnguni boasted in a Khayelitsha tavern about his ­“successful job”.

A family member who did not want to be named said: “He always beats these cases. He always comes back, so he is not really worried about this one either. The only thing he was worried about was ­being held in Bellville. He wanted to be in Pollsmoor and now that he is there he is back to normal.”

»?National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele ­confirmed yesterday that police were ­investigating a potential link ­between the murder of Anni Dewani and the assassination in October 2007 of popular King William’s Town doctor, Pox Raghavjee. Raghavjee was a friend of Shrien Dewani’s family and his son, ­Krischen, lives in Bristol, close to the Dewanis.

When City Press visited Alvita Raghavjee, Krischen’s wife, on ­Friday at the Bristol travel agency she works at, Alvita, visibly upset, refused to ­discuss the matter and chased City Press out of the shop.

It has been disclosed that Shrien allegedly told Tongo he had arranged a hit in South Africa before.

Pox Raghavjee’s wife, Heather, was in the UK this week visiting family, and she visited Shrien in Cape Town shortly after Anni’s murder. The police in Eastern Cape want to interview her as she was the complainant in her husband’s murder case. – Additional reporting by Paddy Harper
- City Press

Dewani: Remember the new expert witness law if found to be exagerating Dewanis condition...

Extradition hearing date looming...time for a little spin and poor Shrien is getting weaker and weaker and weaker....

  • Murder suspect on suicide watch moved to secure facility
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been arrested after getting into a 'heated discussion' with another Priory Hospital patient following a bad reaction to his medication, it was revealed today.

Dewani, who has denied claims he ordered the killing of his new Swedish-born wife, was transferred to a secure mental health hospital following his behaviour over the weekend.
The argument with a fellow patient was said to have been sparked by an 'adverse reaction' from Dewani to his medication.

Denial: Shrien Dewani insists that he had nothing to do with his wife's death
Denial: Shrien Dewani insists that he had nothing to do with his wife's death
The British businessman was on bail at the Priory in Bristol pending his extradition hearing.
Police would not say whether Dewani, 31, who is on suicide watch, attacked anyone or was attacked himself.

A source close to him said: 'He had a reaction to his medication, which meant he was loud and noisy.

There was no fight or argument but one female resident got in a heated discussion with him and was taunting him and saying, 'You should go back to South Africa'.'
Grim-faced: A dejected Shrien Dewani at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday
Dewani has become dishevelled and grim-faced since his stay in the Priory
Fresh-faced: Mr Dewani with his wife Anni who was murdered last November

He gave himself up to police on Sunday and appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court yesterday, where a district judge ruled he should be moved to Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in Somerset.
Dewani, from Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol, is said to be suffering from severe post-traumatic stress syndrome after the shooting of his wife Anni Dewani, 28, in Cape Town last November.

His symptoms were said to have dramatically worsened last week after he reacted badly to his anti-depressants, culminating in Saturday night's incident.

His psychiatrist, Dr Paul Dedman, said it was likely he suffered an adverse reaction to the medication, according to friends of Dewani.

One said: 'In Shrien's mind he's confused as to what happened (before he surrendered himself to police). He's not certain.'

Set in 16 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Bristol Channel, the Cygnet Hospital offers 'a tranquil and therapeutic environment to provide care and treatment for those individuals with complex mental illness'.
Mr Dewani was sent to The Priory Hospital in Bristol for his own safety
The majority of its beds are in a low secure setting but on site is also an intensive community rehabilitation service for men.

His friends said they did not think he would be kept in a secure ward at the hospital but would more likely be staying in its rehabilitation section.

The South African authorities want to extradite him and have made repeated courtroom bids to have him remanded in custody.

But at yesterday's court hearing it was decided his psychiatric healthcare needs would be best met at the Cygnet Hospital, his brother Preyen Dewani said.

His friends said his condition was deteriorating and that he was 'suffering immensely'.
One said: 'We remain concerned for his health and the continued attempts by the South African authorities to smear him and seek his remand in custody.'

The young businessman had been on bail at his home but was last month admitted to the Priory - which specialises in treating mental health problems - after taking an overdose of pills in February.
A psychiatric report by Professor Nigel Eastman, written after the incident, suggested it was 'unlikely he intended to kill himself on this occasion'.

Dewani remains subject to £250,000 bail and strict conditions including a curfew and the requirement that he report daily to a local police station.

Mrs Dewani, from Sweden, was shot when a cab the couple were travelling in on their honeymoon was hijacked in the Gugulethu township.

She was found dead in the back of the abandoned taxi with a bullet wound to her neck after cabbie Zola Tongo drove the newlyweds to the deprived township.

Tongo originally claimed his vehicle was held up and he and Dewani were ejected before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed.

But in a plea bargain later, Tongo claimed Dewani offered him 15,000 rand (£1,400) to arrange the killing.

The 31-year-old cabbie from Bothasig was sentenced to 18 years in jail for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice.
Dewani denies arranging a hit on his wife.

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Anni Dewani was killed during the couple's honeymoon to South Africa

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This may help in the Dewani case (an expert witness who was found deceitful by claiming Paul Wynne Jones was suffering from post traumatic stress)...if during the extradition hearing it is found that the expert witness has lied or exagerated Dewanis condition ,they can now be sued in the civil courts.

Expert witnesses have lost their 400-year-old immunity from being sued in the civil courts.
Today's historic decision by the Supreme Court follows a complaint by motorcyclist Paul Wynne Jones who was injured after he was hit by a car in Liverpool in March 2001.

She concluded that Mr Wynne Jones was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder but the defence consultant psychiatrist said he was exaggerating his symptoms.

The two experts were ordered to prepare a joint statement, and it was Mr Wynne Jones's case that Ms Kaney carried out this task negligently in signing a report agreeing that he had not suffered PTSD and had been deceitful.

This was so damaging to his claim that he settled for a significantly lower sum than he might have otherwise been awarded, and led to him issuing proceedings for negligence.

A High Court judge struck out Mr Wynne Jones's case, as he was bound by a 2000 Court of Appeal decision that an expert witness was entitled to immunity, and the matter went to a panel of seven Supreme Court justices as a point of general public importance.

Giving their reasons for allowing the appeal, by a majority of five to two, Lord Phillips rejected argument that expert witnesses would be discouraged from providing their services if they were liable to be sued for breach of duty.

"All who provide professional services which involve a duty of care are at risk of being sued for breach of that duty. They customarily insure against that risk."

He added that a lesson was to be learnt from the position of barristers.

"It was always believed that it was necessary that barristers should be immune from suit in order to ensure that they were not inhibited from performing their duty to the court.

"Yet removal of their immunity has not in my experience resulted in any diminution of the advocate's readiness to perform that duty.

"It would be quite wrong to perpetuate the immunity of expert witnesses out of mere conjecture that they will be reluctant to perform their duty to the court if they are not immune from suit for breach of duty."

Concluding that the immunity from being sued for breach of duty should be abolished, whether in contract or in negligence, he emphasised that this did not extend to the absolute privilege enjoyed by experts in respect of defamation claims.

Dissenting with Lord Hope, Lady Hale said the topic was more suitable for consideration by the Law Commission and reform, if thought appropriate, should be considered by Parliament rather than the Supreme Court.

Chitwa Chitwa discount

British murder accused Shrien Dewani pretended to be a travel consultant to get a 90% discount at the luxury private safari lodge where he took his bride, Anni, on honeymoon just days before she was shot dead – allegedly at his instigation.pic
He conned the Chitwa Chitwa lodge at Sabi Sand Game Reserve into charging him R3000 for three nights, instead of the R36000 going rate.

Dewani was given the special deal after portraying himself as a “travel consultant” when making the booking five days before checking in on November 9.And guests have also revealed how a miserable Anni had no idea she was going on honeymoon in South Africa and had been ill-prepared as a result. They said she showed little interest in the safari during their stay and was reluctant to go on game drives, was afraid of insects and sat at the bar alone drinking orange juice.

This appears to be at odds with Dewani’s widely reported claims that she initiated the drive to Guguletu in Cape Town – where she was murdered around November 13 – because she wanted to get a glimpse of “the real Africa”.
He now stands accused of bringing Anni to South Africa to be killed by hit men whom he allegedly paid R15000.

Dewani co-owns PSP Healthcare, which operates nursing homes in the UK. The firm made the lodge reservation in a series of telephone calls and e-mails. At no time was mention made that he was on honeymoon.

Instead, Dewani portrayed himself as “an upmarket travel consultant” who wanted to check if the lodge would be suitable for his clients.

Giving travel agents reduced rates or allowing them to stay free is standard practice in the tourism industry to lure new business.

When approached for comment yesterday, Dewani’s publicist, Max Clifford, initially said: “My client has nothing to do with the travel industry. He never had any business interest in the travel industry.”

On learning of the hefty discount, an agitated Clifford said: “We are getting used to the lies coming out of SA on a daily basis. The lodge must enjoy the publicity they are getting out of this story.”

Other evidence in the case includes:
Potentially damning sms messages reportedly between Dewani and Tongo;
A Makarov 9mm pistol with four bullets, plus one empty shell casing, which matches the bullet fired into Anni’s neck;

Electronic signatures that can be traced to the cellphones of all the suspects – including Dewani – showing their location at different times;

Three sets of seized CCTV footage showing two separate meetings at the luxury Cape Grace Hotel between Dewani and Tongo,
as well as footage near the Surfside restaurant in the Strand where the couple had their last meal at a table with ocean views of Simon’s Town and Gordon’s Bay; and
Fingerprints found in Tongo’s vehicle, a VW Sharan, in which Anni was shot
National police commissioner General Bheki Cele confirmed yesterday that police were probing links between the 2007 killing of an Eastern Cape doctor and Anni’s murder.

Dr Pox Raghavjee was killed three years ago in similar circumstances. His widow, Heath-er Raghavjee, went to Cape Town with a close friend of Dewani’s father, Prakash – a magistrate – to comfort Dewani after Anni died.

Tongo claimed in his plea bargain agreement that Dewani had mentioned his involvement in a previous fake hijacking in SA.

Pox Raghavjee’s half-naked body was found with two bullet wounds on a dirt road next to his green Mercedes-Benz near Bhisho Stadium in 2007.

He was a general practitioner in King William’s Town.

On Monday morning, October 29 2007, he left for the surgery, but never arrived, and his wife reported him missing. Police later confirmed he was killed by a bullet to the head. All his belongings, including R500 in his wallet, his watch and cellphone were found at the scene.
King William’s Town police spokesman Thozama Solani said the case was still open and there was a R50000 reward for information.
Dr Harry Ramjee, a relative of the Raghavjee family, said they had met Prakash Dewani in King William’s Town, “but not (Shrien). His parents were here.”

Chitwa Chitwa owner Maria Brink declined to discuss details of the lodge’s clients.

But guests who met the Dewanis at the lodge described Anni as “a very fragile girl, very delicate”.

One said the 28-year-old part-time model from Sweden declined to go on a game drive because her feet were swollen after the flight from London.

The Dewanis, who held a gala wedding ceremony in Mumbai on October 29, struck guests and staff at the lodge as “a very sweet couple who looked very happy together”.

Briton Angela Bartlett was quoted in UK newspapers as saying Anni did not have the right clothes for a game reserve visit. Anni told her she had learnt at the last minute from her mother-in-law that she was going on honeymoon to SA.

A photograph taken with Bartlett’s camera shows the couple laughing and smiling with half a dozen other guests around a dinner table romantically lit with paraffin lamps.

Chitwa house, an exclusive retreat with two suites sleeping four guests, costs R35000 a night during high season.

From Chitwa Chitwa, the couple went to Cape Town International Airport on November 12 where Dewani hired chauffeur Tonga to take them to the Cape Grace Hotel.

Within minutes Tongo claims Dewani was asking for a hitman.

Tonga claimed in court that, within minutes of arriving at the hotel, Dewani asked him to arrange Comment: Shrien Dewani when asked by police for the taxi registration number  said he had to phone his family in London for it...(although I find this odd, why would Dewani think to take the of the taxi ? I know I would not have done this something not quite right there)....  The taxi may  have been booked from London possibly through a travel agency. This leaves an option and god forbid what I am thinking , the hit was pre arranged in London.

The next day, he drove them to Guguletu, where two men staged a fake hijacking – releasing Tongo and Dewani unharmed – and shot Anni dead.

SA has launched extradition proceedings against Dewani, who returned to the UK three days after the murder.

He has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence – with questions even arising this week over his sexuality – and accused Tongo of lying to save his own skin.
The murder case, which has gripped South Africa and Britain, is taking dramatic twists and turns.

Dewani left Wandsworth Prison in London at 5.30pm on Friday afternoon, after being granted bail of R2.7-million, in a black BMW X5, which swept him through the iron gates at his home in Bristol, southwestern England.

But, within hours of his arrival, new developments unfolded, including details of the case being built by police in SA, as well as possible links to another 2007 hijacking and murder case in the country.

Early yesterday morning, lights could be seen on in the Dewani house in the Bristol suburb of Westbury-on-Trym, where a large group of photographers and TV crews continue to camp.

Photographers also kept vigil at the local police station where Dewani must report every day until his extradition hearing in a London court on January 20.

The Hindu temple in Bristol’s Redfield suburb, on the other side of town, where Dewani is a regular worshipper, stood empty yesterday morning.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo on Tuesday implicated Dewani in Anni’s murder.
Comment : The woman he claimed to love and searched the World for, yet he had no interest in getting the bastards who killed her. I know my husband would have stayed in SA and tried to rip them from limb to limb.

Shrien said on the night of the killing they were cuddled together in the back of the taxi looking at the Safari photographs from their trip. It was late, so it would have been dark, would they have been looking at photographs at this point? Where are these photographs ? or was Anni so unhappy no photographs were taken, if so clever way for Shreni to imply they were stolen. Had they been hijacked while looking at pictures they would have been strewn all over the floor in the reports of photographs having been found.
Comment: Alvita Raghavjee works for a travel agency. Alvita just happens to be a very good friend of Shrien.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Star reported on the FUND and Dewani connections before it was closed....

HONEYMOON murder suspect Shrien Dewani is being investigated over links to a second killing.

Police in South Africa probing wife Anni’s death are looking at a possible connection between Dewani and the murder of a doctor in the country.

It follows claims from the taxi driver in Anni’s case that Dewani had confessed to arranging another murder in a fake hijacking in South Africa.

Dr Pox Raghavjee, 60, was shot dead in the Eastern Cape in November 2007 on his way to work.

Reports in South Africa claimed the doctor’s widow Heather drove to Cape Town to comfort Dewani after Anni was killed last month.

National Commissioner General Bheki Cele said yesterday that a link was being investigated.

Dewani’s spokesman Max Clifford, 67, said the link was “ridiculous”.

He added: “Heather Raghavjee flew from King William’s Town in South Africa to Cape Town to try to comfort the family at the request of her daughter-in-law Alvita, who lives in the Bristol area and knew the Dewani family.

“She had never met Shrien before in her life. But she experienced what he experienced when her husband, Dr Pox Raghavjee, was shot dead in a car-jacking three years earlier.”
Meanwhile, we can reveal that funds being raised in Anni’s name by Dewani’s family are going to a group linked with extremist violence.

Following a plea by his relatives, well-wishers have donated more than £9,000 in memory of Anni through a JustGiving fund-raising page.

On the face of it, the cash is going to a Hindu welfare centre called the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (VKA) in Maharashta, west India.

But we can reveal the organisation behind the centre has been mired in claims of paramilitary violence against other religions in India.

One report into extremism in the country said: “Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram…has been responsible for considerable violence and hatred against Christian and Muslim groups, including during the Gujarat carnage in 2002.”

A website for the centre has links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) group, which has been accused of organising anti-Christian riots and branded a terror outfit. Last night no one from VKA or RSS was available to comment.

Care homes boss Dewani, 30, who is suspected by police of conspiring to have wife Anni, 28, murdered during a fake hijacking of their taxi, was once general secretary of the National Hindu Students Forum UK.
In 2004 he denied claims the organisation was radical.

He said: “We are not extreme and refute any allegations – direct or indirect – that infer that we are.”

Yesterday the police said they were continuing the process of trying to get Dewani extradited to South Africa.

On Friday he was granted bail, having spent two nights in a London jail. But he must wear a tag and live at his parents’ house after paying a £250,000 surety.