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Vinod Hindocha: The past few years have been torture

Anni Dewani’s father says he has confidence in the South African justice system.

Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha addresses the media on 6 October, 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha says he is confident Shrien Dewani will receive a fair trial in South Africa.

Dewani is accused of orchestrating Anni's murder while the couple were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

Anni was shot dead in a taxi in November 2010 in Khayelitsha in what appeared to be a botched hijacking.

Dewani was implicated in his wife's death by three co-accused who agreed to testify for the state in exchange for lesser sentences.

He has denied any involvement in the killing.

The highly-anticipated murder trial is set to begin in the Western Cape High Court shortly.

Last night, Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk hosted a press briefing for Anni's family.

Hindocha said he has confidence in the South African justice system.

"I am confident that South Africa will conduct a fair and open trial."

Hindocha and several members of his family have travelled to the Western Cape to attend the trial they've been waiting almost four years for.

Anni's father said the past few years have been torture.

"Now that I am here, all I ask for is the full story and justice."

Dewani was extradited from Britain in April after losing a three-year battle to avoid trial in South Africa.

Since his arrival, he has been treated at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital for post-traumatic stress and depression.

At the same time, Anni's uncle Ashok said they want to know the truth.

"So far what I have seen, South Africa has conducted a very trustworthy approach, not only in the legal system but also in the health system."

Meanwhile, Dewani's relatives are also expected in court today.

For the latest on the trial go to EWN's Dewani Trial live blog.

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