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Anni Dewani’s family prepare for murder trial

Anni's uncle Ashok Hindocha says the family just want to know the truth.

Anni Dewani was murdered while on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Anni Dewani's family will be flying to Cape Town in the coming days ahead of the highly anticipated murder trial of her husband, Shrien.

The British businessman is accused of hiring hitmen to kill Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

Anni's body was found in an abandoned car in Khayelitsha following an apparent staged hijacking.

Shrien is accused of paying three men to kill her, which he has vehemently denied.

The men are already serving lengthy jail terms for their roles in the murder.

He denies any wrongdoing in Anni's murder.

Anni's family have leased a flat in Cape Town where they will be staying for the duration of the trial.

For her uncle, Ashok Hindocha, this is a significant turning point in their four-year quest for the truth.

"All we need from our side is justice for Anni. We want to know the truth."

Dewani was extradited to South Africa from the United Kingdom in April after a lengthy legal battle.

He was only deemed mentally fit to plead last month.

Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso will preside over the trial, which is scheduled to begin on 6 October.

She's regarded as the most senior female judge in the province.