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Calls for Dewani to be questioned publicly

The British businessman has never been questioned in public and under oath about what happened in 2010.

FILE: Shrien Dewani. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

LONDON - Calls are growing for Shrien Dewani, the man cleared of plotting to murder his wife on honeymoon, to be questioned publicly at an inquest.

A coroner is to set out the terms of the inquest in the UK next week and Anni Dewani's family say the businessman must be called as a witness.

The British businessman has never been questioned in public and under oath about what happened in November 2010 when his wife was shot dead in a township near Cape Town.

Her father Vinod Hindocha thinks a British inquest is the final chance to find out what really happened and says it's their "last shot at justice".

They are demanding coroner Andrew Walker name Dewani as a witness when he sets out the scope of the inquest on Wednesday.

However under British guidelines a witness is not obliged to answer questions which may incriminate them.

The victim's family have decided against a private prosecution.

Almost a year ago the Western Cape High Court acquitted Dewani after South African prosecutors failed to build a strong case against him.

Hindocha said last month they didn't get justice in South Africa, but insisted there were other options.

"There are many options actually. A private prosecutor in the UK, we are looking into it."

Three South African men were jailed for their role in the murder.

One has since died in prison.

For similar cases where lovers are the suspect, click here.

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