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Shrien Dewani arrives back in UK after being cleared of murder charge

British businessman Shrien Dewani has arrived back in the UK after being cleared of organising the murder of his wife by a judge in South Africa.

The care home boss has always denied plotting to kill Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

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The case against Shrien Dewani

Shrien Dewani and Anni Dewani. Credit: PA

It is the South African state's case that Shrien Dewani conspired with Cape Town residents Zola Tongo, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni to kill his wife.

  • Tongo, Qwabe, and Mngeni are already serving jail terms in connection with the murder.
  • Dewani said he and his wife Anni were kidnapped at gunpoint as they drove through Gugulethu in Cape Town in a taxi in November 2010.
  • He was released unharmed, but his wife's body was found in the abandoned car the next day. She had been shot dead.
  • Following a protracted legal battle over the seriousness of his mental health problems, Dewani was extradited from the UK in April.
  • He is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.

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