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Dewani may have to give evidence in UK if inquest goes ahead

Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani may have to give evidence for the first time as it emerged that a UK coroner is "working towards a hearing date" for the case of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani.

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Dewani may have to give evidence in UK if inquest goes ahead

Shrien Dewani leaves court after being cleared of murdering his wife Anni in Cape Town in 2010 Credit: ITV News

Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani may have to give evidence for the first time as it emerged that a UK coroner is "working towards a hearing date" for the case of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani.

Mr Dewani, a care home tycoon, was cleared by a South African judge of arranging his new wife's death.

He was free to return home to the UK after Cape Town Judge Jeanette Traverso dismissed the case against him, describing evidence from a key prosecution witness as being "riddled with contradictions".

He has never spoken publicly about his wife's death, but that could be set to change if an inquest into her death goes ahead.

The coroner is in contact with the parties working towards a hearing date for this matter.

– Spokeswoman for North London Coroner's Court

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