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Dewani may be forced to testify under oath

The businessman could be forced to face questioning in a British court about the murder of his wife.

Picture: Shrien Dewani is accused of hiring hit men to kill Anni Dewani while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - UK businessman Shrien Dewani may be forced to testify, under oath, about the murder of his bride.

British coroner Andrew Walker is due to decide, in early September, on the scope of the inquest into Anni Dewani's death.

Her widower was accused of hiring hit men to kill Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010 but was then cleared of the charges, by the Western Cape High Court, in December.

Three South Africans were jailed for their role in the crime.

Anni's uncle, Ashok Hindocha, is hoping the inquest will provide them with answers about her last moments.

"I don't know for a fact if he'll be called to speak under oath or not or whether his lawyers will speak. But we will put our arguments there saying that we need some answers… what really happened. [Shrien Dewani] has never been under oath."

WATCH: Dewani walks free

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