Dewani "Evidence of liars led to witch hunt against me"

Shrien Dewani in court in South Africa Credit: ITV News

Shrien Dewani, the Bristol businessman cleared of arranging his wife's murder, broke his silence today for the first time since he walked free from court. It came in a letter to the coroner who was asked by Anni Dewani's family - and refused - to re-open the inquest into her death.

Three men have been jailed in South Africa for her murder. This is what Mr Dewani wrote:

I would like to make clear that I have a significant number of questions which remain unanswered about the night that my wife and I were kidnapped and Anni was tragically shot after being taken away from me.

Each of the gang members did a deal with the authorities to gain either full immunity or vastly reduced sentences in return for providing evidence against me. It is the evidence of these proven liars that led to a witch hunt against me and the resulting failure to pursue the truth of what happened that night.

It is clear that none of the evidence provided by these persons was corroborated in any meaningful way. This has allowed the individuals concerned to literally get away with murder.

– Shrien Dewani, writing to the coroner