The millionaire businessman whose newlywed wife was murdered in a hijacking while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town has hit out at speculation he may have been involved in her killing.
Shrien Dewani, 30, from Bristol, and his Swedish-born wife Anni, 28, were married in Mumbai, India earlier this month. They were on the Cape Town leg of their honeymoon when they were hijacked at about 11pm last Saturday after apparently deciding on a whim to turn off the N2 from Somerset West to check out Gugulethu’s nightlife.
Police say at the start of the hijacking the criminals dropped off the driver and later dropped Shrien Dewani off in Harare, Khayelitsha. His wife was found murdered early on Sunday morning. She had been shot at least three times.
Despite three men, including the taxi driver, being arrested Dewani has found himself the subject of rumours that he may have played a part in the killing.
"It was the end of my world. I feel like I've been robbed of the rest of my life," Dewani told The Sun in an exclusive interview.
“I searched high and low for my perfect partner.
“Anni was the 'One'. Her looks, her laughter her personality, her spirit - everything about her was right for me. Why would I want to kill her?
“People who suggest this could not have seen us together. Saying I was somehow involved simply defies logic,” he told the British tabloid.
Anni’s father has also leapt to the defence of his son-in-law.
According to the Daily Mail, Vinod Hindocha said he loves Dewani “like a son” and will support him through the “horrendous ordeal”. - IOL