Third arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner

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Third arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner

South African police on Saturday said they had arrested a third man in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old Swedish woman on honeymoon in Cape Town.


"The suspect will appear... on Monday the 22nd (of November) on charges of hijacking and murder", said Frederick van Wyk, a spokesman for Western Cape police.

Two other men, both aged 26, were arrested earlier this week and will appear in court soon.

Anni Dewani, a native of Mariestad in central Sweden, was kidnapped last Saturday after armed men hijacked the taxi she and her new British husband Shrien Dewani were travelling in on the outskirts of Cape Town.

The hijackers released the 31-year-old husband, but Dewani was found shot to death in the abandoned taxi the couple had taken following their Saturday evening dinner.

The Dewanis had been married in India just over two weeks prior and decided to venture outside of Cape Town's tourist district so they could see "the real Africa," Shrien Dewani told The Daily Mail.

Local officials theorised that the cab driver may have taken a wrong turn as the newlyweds searched for a local restaurant recommended by television chef Jaime Oliver, according to several media reports.


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