Dewani may give evidence at a UK court

Tuesday 03rd February 2015 11:57 EST

Shrien Dewani, a care home businessman from Bristol, may finally have to give evidence about the murder of his wife Anni before a court, after a UK coroner said he was "working towards a hearing date" for an inquest. Mr Dewani has never spoken publicly about his wife's death, but that could change if this UK inquest goes ahead. Anni's family has come out publicly saying they would want to know what happened to Anni on that night from Shrien- a closure they have been waiting for almost 5 years.

Mr Dewani, was accused of arranging his late wife Anni Hindocha's death when they were on honeymoon in South Africa. The Swedish-raised engineer was shot dead as the couple drove through a rough suburb of Cape Town on November 13 2010.

The case against Shrien began in October last year, but in December the millionaire was told he did not have to give evidence after a court in Cape Town dismissed the case against him. Judge Jeanette Traverso ruled that evidence from a key prosecution witness was "riddled with contradictions" as she threw out the case.

However, the South African judge has since been accused of "gross judicial bias and misconduct" by a group of South African lawyers and academics. South Africa's Judicial Conduct Committee will hold a meeting next month to discuss Judge Traverso's conduct later this month.

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