Family slams 'Dewani t-shirts'
Anni Dewani's family is infuriated by a local t-shirt producer's attempt to capitalise on their tragedy.
CAPE TOWN - The family of murdered honeymooner Anni Dewani is infuriated by a local t-shirt producer's attempt to capitalise on their tragedy.
A Durban businessman is selling t-shirts with the message “Dewani Tours - treat your wife to a killer holiday”.
There is a great deal of anger from the Hindocha family.
Dewani was shot dead in Cape Town in 2010, in an attack allegedly orchestrated by her husband, Shrien.
Anni’s father said the creation of t-shirts, which are currently on sale in South Africa, are an insult and he believes they should be withdrawn from sale immediately.
He is still fighting attempts to extradite him to South Africa to face trial.
In August 2010, a London judge ruled he could be extradited to South Africa to stand trial.
But in May, a London high court ruled that he was not mentally fit to come to South Africa.
Meanwhile, Dewani’s co-accused Zola Tongo was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his part in the murder.
Taxi driver Tongo entered into a plea bargain with the state.
Tongo claimed he was hired by Dewani to find someone that could “have a client of his taken off the scene”.
He said the kidnapping and robbery were part of the plan to make it look like a random criminal act.
Dewani denies any involvement in his bride’s murder.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)