Dewani extradition hearing

Our news has reported that Shrien Dewani couldn’t attend today’s hearing because he is suffering from “acute stress disorder”, I’m not really surprised, I’ve often attended court for simple traffic violations and I must admit it makes one quite nervy, I would imagine that a murder accusation would be pretty nerve wracking!

It was also reported that today’s hearing was a mere formality, expected to last ‘only minutes’ and to set a date for the hearing of evidence.

February 8 appears to be D-Day.

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Anni Dewani an open letter…

I have two updates that might be of interest-

Dewani motive – update

Anni Dewani’s ashes scattered yesterday

Our lunchtime news had as its main item a letter published in The Sun newspaper from supposed friends of Anni, I thought that I’d look it up, here it is…

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The first murder

Our lunch time news is full of it.

Those of you following the ‘Cape Town Honeymoon Murder’ case may recall that Barrister Ben Watson representing our lot told the court that Tongo (the taxi driver) had been told that this wasn’t the first time that the millionaire from Bristol had arranged a hijacking and killing.

Map showing King Williams Town

In 2007  Dr. Pox Raghavjee was hijacked, murdered in his car and left outside a sports stadium near King Williams Town.

What baffled police at the time was that his wallet and other personal possessions (including his mobile phone) were left at the scene.

What’s the connection? The wife is a personal friend of the Dewani family and it was Dr. Pox Raghavjee’s widow (Heather Raghavjee) who drove to Cape Town the morning after the brutal killing of Anni to comfort the husband.

Heather Raghavjee is unfortunately out of the country at the moment so police are unable to move forward!

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The monkey got bail

Murdered in Cape Town

“Three, six, nine
The goose drank wine
The monkey chewed tobacco on the streetcar line
The line broke, the monkey got choked
And they all went to heaven in a little row boat

clap hands”…etc

Anybody heard from Max lately?

(DT report)

The monkey is not considered a flight risk, we’ll wait for the British justice system to run it’s course.

Honeymoon murder update

I note that the judge presiding over the Dewani extradition application is Senior District Judge Howard Riddle (who also presided the Assenge application), Riddle is reported as saying: ‘Either Mr Dewani over a period of time plotted the murder of his wife or he is one of the tragic victims of this incident.’

Murdered in Cape Town

Judge Riddle added ‘It is clear there is evidence that has been put before me and on the face of it, and I put it no higher than that, evidence on which a trial could evidently proceed.’ (Mail)

The Telegraph report that ‘Dewani withdrew some £1,000 in cash in the days before the murder, including £800 on the eve of the shooting.’

And now The Sun claim ‘HONEYMOON murder suspect Shrien Dewani was seen on CCTV paying cash to the cabbie who claims the millionaire Briton arranged the killing of his bride. Footage from a camera at a posh Cape Town restaurant recorded a private meeting between the care home tycoon and driver Zola Tongo after wife Anni’s death.’

The bails conditions apparently;

£250,000 surety
Surrender passport
10am – 2pm curfew
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Honeymoon murder

Driver Tongo at his trial

£1300, that’s what our Times Newspaper report the driver (Tongo) admitted in court today is what the ‘husband’ paid for the murder of his wife!

The DT report that Tongo got 18 years and will testify against the 2 co-accused (the ‘hitmen’.)

The Daily Mail have a similar report but as is the case with the DT we can’t comment for ‘legal reasons’

This Max Clifford must have a lot of connections, every time I try and post something on this case on MyT it’s quickly deleted.

Clifford is reported as saying “We were warned to expect what has happened today because our South African lawyers said this is often how cases develop there.”

Well I’d like some examples, I can’t recall a single case with circumstances remotely similar to this!

e-news (an independent news service here) have just reported that our lot have issued an extradition warrant for the husband, good.