Dewani sues Zola Tongo’s lawyer

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IOL pic jun20 shrien dewani leaves court file Independent Newspapers Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani pleaded not guilty to killing his wife Anni in Cape Town in 2010, and other related charges. File picture: Brenton Geach


Cape Town - UK murder-accused Shrien Dewani is suing the lawyer of one his wife Anni's murderers for his phone records, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

He is suing William da Grass, the lawyer for taxi driver Zola Tongo, jailed for 18 years for the murder of Anni Dewani while honeymooning in Cape Town.

Tongo testified during his trial in 2010 that Shrien Dewani was the mastermind behind her killing during a hijacking in Gugulethu.

Shrien Dewani wants Da Grass to hand over phone records between November 14, 2010 and November 30, 2010.

These include all cellphone numbers registered in Da Grass's name and all land-line numbers registered on his name or the name of his law firm ENS.

Beeld and Die Burger are in possession of a copy of the summons.

Da Grass declined to comment to the Afrikaans dailies.

He has until August 15 to hand over the phone records in the Western Cape High Court. - Sapa

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