Shrien Dewani to get list of questions from Anni’s family
Anni Dewani's family wants to secure a British inquest into her 2010 death in Cape Town.
LONDON - Shrien Dewani is due to receive a list of questions from his late wife's family in their bid to secure a British inquest into her death in Cape Town in 2010.
The coroner has, however, warned that that if he refuses to answer them, as is his right, there would be no point in holding an inquest.
In December the British businessman was acquitted of Anni Dewani's murder.
Anni's father, Vinod Hindocha, gave the coroner a statement containing a list of questions they want Dewani to answer under oath about her murder.
The coroner said under UK law it was his duty to inform Dewani that he could refuse to answer any question which might incriminate him.
He therefore questioned the purpose of holding an inquest if Dewani used that rule to refuse to answer.
Dewani wasn't in court so the coroner has to send the questions to him to see him if he would respond to them in court.
The matter has been adjourned until 9 October.
Anni's father has called on his former son in law to "be a man and come forward with answers to his questions."
He wants Dewani to accept an invitation to become a witness at an inquest in London and tell a court exactly what happened on the night Anni was murdered while under oath.
In an emotional press conference outside the coroners' court in north London, Hindocha admitted he didn't expect to get the answers, but then that he hoped he would.
The 66-year-old pleaded with the coroner to call Dewani as a witness in the inquest to find out what happened, claiming Dewani has been inconsistent with this recollection of events the night Anni was murdered.
The family have already decided against a private prosecution but say other options could be pursued.
Coroner Andrew Walker doesn't shy away from controversy, once calling the United Kingdom's defence secretary as a witness in the inquest of a British soldier in Iraq.