SA's high-profile acquittals

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani was on Monday acquitted of murdering his wife, Anni.

FILE: Shrien Dewani leaves the Western Cape High Court on 27 October 2014. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani was acquitted of murder in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Eyewitness News takes a look at some other high-profile acquittals in South Africa since 1994.

Magnus Malan:

Malan, along with other apartheid-era military officers, were acquitted in October 1996 of murdering 13 people in the 1987 KwaMakhutha massacre.

Wouter Basson:

Nicknamed "Dr Death", he was acquitted on 67 charges, including murder and conspiracy to murder, in 2002.

Jacob Zuma:

He was acquitted on a rape charge in May 2006.

Fred van der Vyver :

He was acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend, Inge Lotz in November 2007. The 22-year-old Stellenbosch University masters student was brutally murdered on 16 March, 2005.

The Western Cape High Court found there was no evidence to show that Van der Vyver had killed Lotz.

Glenn Agliotti :

The convicted drug dealer and businessman was acquitted of murdering mining magnate Brett Kebble in November 2010. Kebble was gunned down near a bridge over the M1 highway in Melrose on 27 September 2005.

Steve Paparas:

Stephanos "Steve" Paparas was acquitted on drugs charges in April 2011, along with two others.

Cops accused of Andries Tatane's murder

A number of cops were charged with Tatane's death but were found not guilty of murder in March 2013. This was on the grounds that Tatane's killers couldn't be identified as they were wearing helmets during the incident.

Cyril Karabus:

The doctor was acquitted of murder in March 2013.Karabus had been convicted without his knowledge of killing a young leukaemia patient in Abu Dhabi in 2002.

He was arrested in Dubai in August 2012 while in transit to South Africa from Canada.

Oscar Pistorius:

The Olympic and Paralympic athlete was acquitted of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in September 2014 and found guilty of culpable homicide.

Pistorius is serving a five-year prison term after the state failed to convince Judge Thokozile Masipa that he intended to kill when he fired shots through a locked toilet door at his luxury Pretoria home.