Dewani docket leak investigated
Information from a police docket appeared in a documentary aired by the BBC.
CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it's determined to find the person responsible for the apparent leaking of a police docket on the Anni Dewani murder case to the press.
Her husband Shrien is accused of masterminding her murder in a staged hijacking in November 2010 while the couple were on honeymoon in Cape Town.
Shrien denies any involvement in the crime and has appeared several times in UK courts to challenge his extradition on the grounds of poor mental health.
The Honeymoon Murder: Who Killed Anni?, a recently aired documentary by the BBC claims flawed evidence, lies and police incompetence could undermine the case against Dewani.
The documentary contains images and details from police files that producers claim have never been seen in public before.
The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila said authorities were trying to determine whether someone leaked the document.
"After watching the BBC documentary, it appears some information came from copies of a police docket. We are starting an investigation to determine whether anyone has committed a criminal offence."
Dewani has always denied ordering a hit on his wife and claims the taxi was hijacked.
In July, a British court cleared the way for Dewani to be extradited to the Western Cape to face murder charges.
He has since lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court in the UK against the ruling.
Meanwhile, three South African men are currently serving lengthy sentences for their part in the alleged staged hijacking.