Durban – The male prostitute who testified that he had engaged in kinky gay sex with Shrien Dewani, the millionaire British businessman acquitted of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in Cape Town, has hanged himself.
The Mirror newspaper in London reported on Wednesday that the body of 45-year old Leopold Leisser had been discovered by a friend at his flat at Moseley, Birmingham, on September 13.
Leisser, known as The German Master, gave evidence in the Anni Dewani murder trial.
The Birmingham Mail reported that the coroner, Elisabeth Bussey-Jones, had recorded a verdict of suicide in Leisser’s death.
Dewani was cleared in the 2014 trial in Cape Town of murdering his wife, Anni, whilst the couple were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.
Dewani was accused of hiring three men, who are serving time in jail, to murder his wife. The prosecution alleged that Dewani wanted to get out of the marriage because he was gay.
After a lengthy legal battle to extradite him from the UK, Dewani was charged in Cape Town with murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and conspiracy to commit these crimes but was acquitted after the Western Cape High Court found there was no credible evidence against him.