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Dewani sadness: Family won't celebrate Diwali

The Dewani family will not be celebrating Diwali the way they normally would, without Anni.

Anni Dewani was murdered while on her honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.
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CAPE TOWN - Anni Dewani's family will not be celebrating Diwali today - because it is exactly two years since the young bride was killed in a hi-jacking, allegedly planned by her husband Shrien, in Khayelitsha.

Two men are serving jail time, after confessing to their roles in the crime.

A third, the alleged gunman, is likely to hear his fate next week.

Shrien Dewani has been accused of masterminding the murder and is fighting attempts to be extradited to South Africa to stand trial.

Anni's uncle Ashok Hindocha said the family would be meeting in their Swedish hometown on Monday.

“We won’t celebrate in the manner we normally used to, we’ll maybe have some dinner, light a candle for Anni and maybe scatter her ashes. Hopefully once the case is over, we can start the mourning process.”

Judgment will be handed down to Dewani's alleged gunman Xolile Mngeni in Cape Town on Monday next week.

Hindocha said the outcome is just one part of the puzzling murder.

“We won’t know the whole truth which can only come from Shrien Dewani, because there were five people in the car; one lady was murdered and the four men are alive, we want to know what happened.”

Mziwamadoda Qwabe is serving a 25-year jail term for his part in the crime.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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