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Dewani family awaits decision on inquest into her death

A coroner is expected to reveal if Shrien Dewani has agreed to give evidence in connection with Anni’s death.

FILE. Anni Dewani Hindocha's father Vinod Hindocha kneels to pray at the shrine Anni's family created where her body was found in Lingelethu West, Khayelitsha. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

LONDON - The family of murdered honeymoon bride Anni Dewani will find out later this morning whether there's to be an inquest in to her death in the United Kingdom (UK).

A coroner in London is due to reveal whether or not Shrien Dewani, who denies any involvement in his wife's killing in 2010, has agreed to give evidence.

If he has refused, the coroner has already warned the family he sees little point in holding a full inquest.

Last month Anni's family handed the North London coroner a list of questions they want Shrien Dewani to answer about the night his honeymoon bride was killed in a Cape Town township.

Her father says he's determined to hear from the British businessman under oath, in a court of law.

But under British law governing inquests, a coroner cannot force a witness to attend and so it was agreed their questions would be sent to him to see if he would answer them.

If Dewani has refused, it's unlikely an inquest will be held.

But the victim's family says their battle for justice will not end there.

The hearing reconvenes later this morning.

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