Briton cleared of honeymoon murder

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Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A South African judge has acquitted a British man accused of killing his wife while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town.

High Court judge Jeanette Traverso said she had found Shrien Dewani not guilty of murder after concluding that the prosecution’s case did not have sufficient evidence.

Ms Traverso delivered the ruling after deliberating for two weeks on arguments by Dewani’s lawyers that the case should be dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

Dewani had been accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in 2010.

Dewani says she was killed during a botched carjacking. The state’s key witness, Zola Tongo, had said Dewani paid him to hire two men to carry out the murder.

Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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