Picture: Shrien Dewani/Instagram
Picture: Shrien Dewani/Instagram

Meet Shrien Dewani's new love interest

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 3, 2018

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Cape Town - Four years after being exonerated on charges that he orchestrated the murder of his wife Anni Hindocha on their honeymoon in Cape Town, British businessman Shrien Dewani appears to have found a new love interest.

According to Mail Online, Dewani has been dating Brazilian photographer Gledison Lopez Martins and the couple have enjoyed a number of overseas holidays. Martins posted pictures of their trip to India in October 2017 on Instagram. 

The Dewani family have reportedly accepted the relationship between Shrien and Gledison and the couple are believed to have spent Christmas at the family home in Bristol.

Dewani's wife was shot dead in a botched hijacking in Gugulethu on November 13, 2010. The subsequent murder trial was front page news in South Africa. Three local men, Zola Tongo, Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe were eventually convicted of Anni Hindocha's murder.  

Meanwhile, South African authorities began the arduous process of bringing back the businessman to stand trial. Dewani was granted bail by a British judge while the legal process was underway, but broke his bail conditions. 

Anni Hindocha 's family in tears outside Cape Town High Court after Shrien Dewani was found not guilty. From left to right, her sister Ami, brother Anish and father Vinod Hindocha. Picture: Cindy Waxa

Shrien Dewani and Anni Hindocha

While behind bars for this offence Dewani's mental health became a sticking point and South African authorities had to offer a host of assurances that they would look after his mental health. Dewani spent the duration of his trial at Valkenberg Hospital.

In December 2010 Dewani handed himself over to British authorities after a South African judge issued a warrant for his address. He flew to Cape Town for a sensational trial in which his turbulent relationship with Anni and his alleged preference for gay sex became a focal point. 

A German "rent boy" who Dewani allegedly favoured and reportedly flew to London for sex was one of the witnesses in the trial. Leopold Leisser claimed that that Dewani was a masochist who enjoyed gay fetish sex, drug taking, and racial humiliation. 

Dewani was acquitted on December 8, 2014, and left South Africa the following day. After his return to England, there were numerous reports that Dewani's mental health was extremely fragile and was expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future.


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