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Man charged with killing Swedish honeymooner

AFP/The Local · 17 Nov 2010, 14:58

Published: 17 Nov 2010 14:58 GMT+01:00

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"A 26-year-old man was taken for questioning on Tuesday, he has been charged with hijacking and murder. He will appear in Khayelitsha magistrate court tomorrow, " said Frederick van Wyk, a spokesman for Western Cape police.

The charges come after 28-year-old Anni Dewani and her new British husband Shrien were abducted near Cape Town last Saturday by two armed men, who hijacked their car at an intersection.

The hijackers later released Dewani but his wife's body was later found in a impoverished township neighbourhood, south of Cape Town.

"The investigation is still continuing, we are looking for a second suspect," he said.

According to media reports, the post-mortem showed that Dewani's wife died of a single gunshot wound to the neck and her body had been released to her family.

South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with an average 46 killings a day last year, according to official statistics.

Cape Town tourism officials have downplayed suggestions that Anni Dewani's death represents an increased risk to visitors' safety.

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"There are thousands of incident-free tours and visits to the townships happening every year," said tourism association chief Mariette du Toit-Helmbold in a statement.

"In this case, the spontaneity of the couple's decision and their unfamiliarity with the area put them at great risk."

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18:46 November 17, 2010 by jimmyjames
You can point fingers of concemnation at me if you choose but the fact(s) is/are ; that when Afrikaaners were in total control of South Africa it was not another crime ridden, 3rd world, murderous African hell-hole. The only reason that South Africa passes as a semi-civilized country is purely because the South Africans are "coasting" on the reminitts of the former Republic. As the infrastructure rapidly disintigrates so the country itself begins to look like all the other African nightmares that call themselves nations. If it were not for the well established European controlled gold and diamond business' , along with a few other Western dominated industries South Africa would have DEVOLVED into the genocidal, hand-chopping, horror of the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.
19:49 November 17, 2010 by voidplay
What you say is true. However it is the machinery of Europe and the connections that provided stability not the Afrinakeers. Step back and let China/India do the job today of providing the economic connections. Part of the problem is that the west has always seen Africa as a place to loot the minerals and dump their toxic waste unless they are connected by close ties - SA, Morocco.
20:52 November 17, 2010 by farnoxo
Puhlease - the "control" of the economy in RSA was under a British influence, NOT European. The Portuguese, Belgians and French were incapable or organising a p?ss up in a brewery when it came to running anything in Africa!

On the subject of hand chopping - this nasty practice was actually taught to the "natives" by...who else ... a European country (the Belgians in the Congo).

In terms of the "European controlled gold and diamond business" - you perhaps forget that actually some of RSA's largest global companies are in insurance (Old Mutual - who OWNS Skandia) and beer (SAB Miller). - and "control" of these companies is now predominantly in "non white" hands - and they seem to be doing OK?

One of biggest "reminitts (sic) of the Republic" was stagnant growth for almost a decade. Since taking power in 1994, the ANC has consistently outperformed the previous "republic" in terms of the country's economic performance.

It was Europe that f%&ked Africa up in the first place and now it is Europeans pontificating about "genocidal, hand chopping etc." Simply carving up a continent with a slide rule resulted in borders that created ethnic conflict. Perhaps we can look for similar examples in ... where else ... Europe with the Balkan violence (also created by artificially creating ethnic minorities in artificial countries whose borders were drawn up by the soviet union).

And finally, let us not forget that it was Europeans who successfully slaughtered nearly 55 million of their own citizens in the two world wars - even on a good day the entire sub-sahara region of Africa could never achieve this remarkable feat of brutality. Oh, and in terms of genocide, I think it would be pretty hard to top the 6 million Jews slaughtered by ... who else ... a European country.

And in terms of a "hell-hole" ... have you ever spent a weekend in Brussels!
21:14 November 17, 2010 by Swedesmith
No, but I've been to East St. Louis, Illinois...in August.
21:59 November 17, 2010 by Rahelli
why not to many crime other africa countery like south africa? because south africa black people likes killing people because i used to stay there very bad place is south africa from our planet
07:38 November 18, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@farnoxo: #Oh, and in terms of genocide, I think it would be pretty hard to top the 6 million Jews slaughtered # That's easy to top, the >10 million USSR citizens murdered by Stalin, people always seem to forget what the commies do.
01:35 November 19, 2010 by jackx123
actually the worst RATE of genocide EVER was in rwanda - 800,000 in less than 100 days. not even hitler's well greased machinery managed to beat that
10:25 November 20, 2010 by dunesurfer
Once her body arrives in UK they should do another autopsy. They will find she was sexually assaulted. South Africa is trying to cover this up to save face.

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It is a tragedy. My condolences to the family in Sweden.

However the ANC led government is lying to everyone, even foreigners. It was not an 'isolated' incident. In that township since March this year 110 people have been murdered. In the last 5 years more than 700! This was on the news today with an expert that called into an Afrikaans radio station. (RSG) It's a lie about no incidents during the world cup too. The ANC's propaganda machine was suppressing all news about violent crime. Dutch and German tourists were mugged and even raped. One American was murdered on the 'Gau-train' in Johannesburg. They did a good job in making the world believe SA is a 'utopia.'

Us locals are the ones that suffer.


It is really really sad what happened to Anni but let her death not be in vain. Maybe she'll be our voice in South Africa about a government that is incompetent and corrupt. Marxist at the most which successfully fooled the world to put them in power. Even this whole week the ANC youth league openly supported North Korea!

Here is the names of some of the farmers tortured and murdered in South Africa by similar people that murdered Anni.

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