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5 Oct 2014
8:21 pm

‘We want the truth’ – Anni’s family

An emotional Vinod Hindocha battled to keep his tears under control while addressing the world’s media at a briefing in Cape Town on Sunday evening.

FILE PICTURE: Shrien Dewani (R) arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court sitting at Woolwich Crown Court in south London. British businessman Shrien Dewani was finally due to fly to South Africa on April 7, 2014 to stand trial for allegedly murdering his wife during a staged car-jacking on her honeymoon. Dewani, 33, denies ordering the killing of his Swedish bride Anni during in Cape Town in November 2010, and has been fighting extradition from Britain for years. AFP PHOTO/ Ki Price

Hindocha is the father of Anni Dewani who was murdered in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, four years ago. He said it was finally Anni’s turn after the last four years had been all about her husband, Shrien Dewani.

Dewani is alleged to have conspired to have Anni killed and fought extradition to South Africa since 2011, until he was eventually extradited by the National Prosecuting Authority earlier this year.

Since he has been in South Africa, Dewani has been staying at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in the Western Cape.

“These past four years have been torture for us,” said Hindocha. “We have missed Anni a lot. All we ask is for the truth to come out.”

Hindocha said it was now up to the South African justice system, and that he had faith in it.

The family added that Sunday would also the last time they would be speak to the media or the public out of respect for the legal system, said Anni’s uncle Ashok Hindocha.