Dewani could be hauled before London court

A London coroner has indicated he may reopen the murder case against Shrien Dewani.

FILE: British businessman Shrien Dewani was acquitted of murder in the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Sapa

LONDON - Acquitted murder accused Shrien Dewani could be forced to face questioning in a British court just months after the collapse of his trial in South Africa.

Dewani was accused of masterminding the murder of his wife Anni in Cape Town during the couple's 2010 honeymoon.

However, he was acquitted when the Western Cape High Court found there was no credible evidence to convict him.

The collapse of the trial against Dewani in December caused anger and dismay among the family of the late Anni.

They claimed the decision to halt the trial before Dewani had been called to the witness box meant important questions about the killing remained unanswered.

It now looks as though the businessman will finally have to answer questions under oath.

A coroner in north London is believed to have contacted individuals close to the case to inform them he is considering reopening the inquest into Anni's death.

It's understood Dewani, who returned to the United Kingdom, following the collapse of his murder trial has already been told he's likely to be called to give evidence.

Two men are currently serving their sentences for Anni's murder. The duo maintain they were hired by Dewani to kill his wife.

Hitman, Xolile Mngeni, died from cancer while serving his sentence last October.