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Justice failed us, says Anni Dewani’s family

The family of slain honeymooner Anni Dewani said they just wanted to know what happened to her, but they only heard half of the story.

Dewani found not guilty of Anni’s murder

Businessperson Shrien Dewani has been acquitted of the murder of his wife Anni while on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

State says Dewani killers were unprofessional, amateur

State prosecutor Adrian Mopp says were it not for the killing of Anni Dewani, the organisation of the entire plot by the hitmen would be "comical".

Dewani witness: ‘I was a fool, I was misled’

State witness Zola Tongo testifies as the court shows video footage of the night Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni ate out in Cape Town in 2010.

Dewani witness: ‘A husband wanted his wife killed’

One of the men convicted of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani has given the Cape Town high court his version of events on the night she was killed.

Dewani to hear extradition battle outcome in 2012

Shrien Dewani must wait until 2012 to learn the outcome of his court battle against extradition to South Africa over his wife Anni's murder.

Dewani ‘needed a way out of’ marriage, court told

Shrien Dewani arranged his wife's honeymoon murder after confessing he needed to "find a way out of" his marriage, a London court heard on Tuesday.

Murder accused ‘led police to gun’

Court hears Dewani suspect volunteered information about location of the weapon after the crime.

Dewani extradition saga passes mother by

For the mother of taxi driver Zola Tongo the extradition battle being waged by the man accused of luring her son into a murder plot is a low priority.

Dewani not linked to Eastern Cape killing

Die Burger reported on Wednesday murder accused Shrien Dewani is not linked to a 2007 murder in King Williams Town.

Giving is the greatest gift of all

It may help people sleep better at night to think that a British husband might have organised for his Swedish-born wife to be killed in South Africa.

Sentence a shock to driver’s family

Zola Tongo refused to allow his attorney to tell his family that he would go to jail for 18 years after signing a plea and sentencing agreement.

A case of truth, lies and videotape

Closed circuit television video and damning text messages make up a mounting pile of evidence against Shrien Dewani.

SA police mum on new Dewani claims

The police have still not commented on new reports that Shrien Dewani had plotted a similar murder in SA before.

Shock at details of honeymoon murder

Shrien Dewani, who has been arrested in the UK for plotting to kill his wife in Cape Town, must be extradited immediately, Helen Zille says.

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