Thursday, March 8, 2012

#Dewani :MARCH 12th would be Anni's next birthday. The second since her brutal murder......

MARCH 12 would be Anni's next birthday. The second since her brutal murder and another date which highlights the tragic nature of this case.

It will be a very painful day for Anni's family and friends with all their fond memories of her, but sadly only made worse by the daily torture from the accused husband trying to avoid extradition and trial for the truth to be known.

We hope and pray the High Court will soon deliver its Judgment on the extradition. That would be a birthday present that will bring some degree of relief to the present situation.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Anni #Dewani: #Facebook Message To All Those Who Remembered Anni On This Very Sad And Special Day.

Anni #Dewani : One Year Memorial Service

#Dewani :'I persuaded sobbing Anni to go ahead with her wedding': Cousin reveals how murdered bride wanted to call off marriage to Dewani

Tribute: Vinod Hindocha with his daughter Anni. A candlelight vigil will be held in her honour
Tribute: Vinod Hindocha with his daughter Anni. A candlelight vigil will be held in her honour

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#Dewani : One Year Later And STILL Questions Remain UnAnswered

Western Cape police on Saturday are confirming that the investigation into the honeymoon murder and hijacking of Anni Dewani and her husband Shrien in Gugulethu is ongoing.

Police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk however refused to comment on newspaper reports that the murder may have been a planned hit or The Sun newspapers report that Shrien Dewani, who owned a British healthcare company with his father and brother, was £6.25 million in debt.

The Weekend Argus on Saturday has however claimed that the police were looking for two more people believed to work for two top Cape Town hotels and that
"an explosive revelation" would soon be made about the tourist murder.

Compelling Questions

If the Dewani's were hijacked why was Anni's body found with the car the next morning?
The point of a hijacking is to take the car. The fact that Anni apparently remained with the car throughout rejects hijacking as a possibility. Even if the only motive was robbery, using the car as a getaway vehicle, they would have released her - more likely the couple - in the middle of nowhere before dumping the car.
Why was Shrien released before Anni?

It has been established that this was not a rape case. That makes his earlier release even more perplexing. If they wanted to rob the couple and make off they would have dumped the pair in the middle of nowhere. If rape was the issue then dumping or even killing the husband is logical. But if it is to keep a hostage that would be insane. They are allowing a witness to raise the alarm and keeping a hostage that - at best - can buy them a bit of time when the police corner them. Releasing him before her in the way it was done is totally illogical.
Why kill Anni?
If they have witnesses, in Shrien and the driver, and rape was never part of the crime why would they ever kill Anni? They have already allowed 2 witnesses out who can identify them and raise the alarm. In addition even the dumbest criminal knows that murder carries the highest penalties so unless they have a compelling reason to kill her why would they do it?

Why did Shrien raise the alarm?
According to the reports the murderers released Shrien who flagged down a passing car who took him to the police station to raise the alarm. The driver had about an hour's head start on him why hadn't he raised the alarm immediately? In addition why would they ever allow the driver out of the car to go and call the police right at the start of the criminal activity. It's insane. Motive and Method
What is most strange about the whole affair is the manner in which it was carried out. While criminals may be thought of as morons in books and movies there is normally method in their madness as every policeman knows.

If we are dealing with either a robbery or hijacking this is how it - incredibly - happened.
They corner the car and order the 1st witness - the driver - out so that he can go and call the police.

They drive around and then allow the second witness out to identify them.

Without any intention of committing rape, using her as a hostage or taking the car they murder Anni and leave the car where it can be found by the police.
Why didn't they just turn themselves in and spare the police the bother?

If robbery and hijacking were not the real motive that leaves murder.

If that is so then why would you ever let two witnesses out of the vehicle? In this case 3 dead makes far more sense than 1.

#Dewani : Candlelit Vigil To Mark The Death Of Anni Ninna Hindocha

Candlelit vigils are to be held a year on from the shooting of Anni Dewani during her honeymoon in South Africa.

Mrs Dewani, 28, died after the car she was travelling in with her husband, Shrien, 31, was hijacked in Cape Town.

The vigils are to be held on 13 November in Bristol, London, Cape Town and also Sweden where she was born.

South African authorities have applied to have Mr Dewani extradited over claims he was involved in her murder. He denies the charges.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo from Bothasig, Cape Town, has been jailed for 18 years for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice after agreeing a plea bargain.

Mr Dewani, from Bristol, faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and obstructing the administration of justice.

Mr Dewani's extradition was backed by Home Secretary Theresa May after a judge approved the move in August.

An appeal has been lodged with the High Court.

Mrs Dewani's uncle, Manoj Panchmatia, who helped organise the vigils, said it had been "a very difficult year for the family".

Lighting a candle

"We are all looking for some form of closure," he added.

Mr Panchmatia said the idea had come from users of Facebook who wanted to do "something special".

"In addition to the four centres there are hundreds and hundreds of emails we have from people who cannot make it to the vigils who will be lighting a candle."

The vigils, including one in Harrow, north London, where Mrs Dewani lived with relatives before getting married, are scheduled for 17:30 GMT.

Two other men, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 25, and Xolile Mngeni, 23, are also charged with murder, as well as kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances and will go on trial at the Western Cape High Court next year.

Mrs Dewani was shot after a cab the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township.

Mr Dewani was released unharmed but Mrs Dewani's body was later found in the abandoned car.