NPA probes leaking of Dewani docket

The BBC recently aired a documentary which exposed alleged flaws in the police investigation.

Anni Dewani was murdered in Cape Town on 13 November, 2010. Picture: The Anni Dewani (Hindocha) Case Facebook page

LONDON - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is determined to find out who is responsible for the possible leaking of a police docket in the Anni Dewani murder case.

A recent British television documentary exposed alleged flaws in the police investigation.

British businessman Shrien Dewani, who is fighting extradition to South Africa, is accused of masterminding the murder of his wife in Cape Town in 2010.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila says, "After watching the BBC documentary we found that it appeared as if it came from copies of a police docket. We are starting an investigation to determine whether anybody has committed any crime".

In July a British court ruled that Dewani was fit to return to Cape Town to face the charges against him.

He is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress.

If extradited he will be held at the general psychiatrist unit of Valkenberg Hospital in the Western Cape.

A leading British consultant forensic psychiatrist in prisons visited the facility in March and said he was satisfied with the condition of the hospital.

Meanwhile, three South African men are currently serving lengthy sentences for their part in the alleged staged hijacking.

Xolile Mngeni was sentenced to life imprisonment in December. Mngeni was convicted of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Zola Tongo were sentenced to 25 years and 18 years respectively for their part in the crime.