Thursday, April 12, 2012

#Dewani Murder :Dewani pre-trial conference to start

The pre-trial conference of Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe, accused of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani, is expected to begin in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

Attempts are currently under way to extradite Anni's husband Shrien Dewani from Britain to stand trial in South Africa for her November 2010 murder.
Mngeni and Qwabe face five charges - kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, and two charges relating to the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Apart from Dewani, Mngeni and Qwabe, the alleged conspiracy to murder Anni involved two other men – shuttle bus driver Zola Robert Tongo and Monde Mbolombo.

Tongo is already serving an 18-year jail sentence following plea bargain proceedings. Mbolombo had turned State witness and was expected to testify in the trial of Mngeni and Qwabe.

Dewani is currently in the UK where an order for his extradition to South Africa was signed by the UK secretary of state in September last year following a court order in August. However on March 30, Britain's High Court temporarily halted, on mental health grounds, Dewani's extradition. His lawyers said he was suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. They argued the 32-year-old's life could be at risk if he were extradited.

High court judges John Thomas and Duncan Ouseley said it would be "unjust and oppressive" to order the removal of Dewani, currently being treated in a mental health hospital in his hometown of Bristol, western England. However, they said it was in the interests of justice that he be extradited to face trial in South Africa "as soon as he is fit".


#Dewani Murder : The Evidence Implicating Shrien Dewani In Organizing The Murder Of His Wife Anni.

Monday, April 9, 2012

#Dewani Murder : Manipulation Of Suicide Threats And An Oscar Performance From Dewani's Defence Team To Prevent Extradition .

The Shrien Dewani case just gets odder and odder.

The entire body of psychiatric evidence seems to be coming from the defence lawyers.

Where are the prosecution lawyers?

This extradition case must be very expensive for South Africa, but the money could be wasted unless they use major expertise in psychiatry and psychological trauma.

Clearly the supposed mental state of Dewani is the cornerstone of his defence.

The court should not rely solely on experts called by a wealthy defence.

Most experts would try hard to be objective if called to assist the court in such a case, but they can lose objectivity fairly easily, especially if all the questions they are asked and all the information they receive, come from the defence. Some available to testify are frankly mercenaries, as we've seen in some notable South African cases over the years, and they will find whatever the lawyer who is paying them wants them to find.

Very curious diagnoses
As I pointed out before, his first diagnoses were minor and temporary, and apparently not made according to proper criteria.

Then we were told the diagnoses were depression and PTSD.

He's been in hospital for months now, and appropriate treatment should have shown good results by now.

But apparently there've been no benefits at all, as the diagnoses seem from the most recent reports, to be becoming ever more complicated and alarming.

Who's paranoid?

We've been told this week that he is paranoid.  

This is not usually a feature of either PTSD or depression.

Where an accused (whether actually innocent or guilty) is hated or resented by many people, it may be essentially normal for them to be aware that people might wish them harm.

That isn't paranoia, which requires excessive and inappropriate, usually baseless, concerns of that type.

Suicidal threats manipulative?

One wonders what purpose may be served by this heavy emphasis on claims about his mental state.    We keep getting told that Dewani is suicidal.  
This can be a feature of depression, but should by now, with proper treatment, have ceased to be a real risk.

Yet he is still on careful suicide watch.

Then we hear he's  suggested he might postpone his suicide until he reaches South Africa, so as to make our authorities look stupid.

This sort of threat is typical of someone exploiting the threat manipulatively.

There is no objective test for being suicidal, and the court is relying on what Dewani chooses to tell them, and the interpretation they place on his obvious behaviours.

Come to think of it, if Dewani is sincerely suicidal, would he not achieve that most efficiently, according to his own team's previous arguments, by embracing extradition and picking fights in a SA prison? 
Suspicious claims
The repeated claims that he must be excused from attending the court hearings are very peculiar, and rarely made in usual practice (especially for someone who has supposedly been properly treated for months).

His advocate said it would be "positively inhuman" to require him to attend.

Even people with unquestionably severe PTSD and depression with whom I have worked, have been able, willing and wanting to attend court hearings.

Claims that he's barely able to speak or walk are distinctly odd and unconvincing.

There's now a strange claim that he feels dreadful when riding in a vehicle, in the presence of other people, or when he hears loud noises, due to what sound like claims of experiencing flashbacks of what happened to his wife.

But according to the evidence thus far, nothing notable happened to his wife while he was in any vehicle, but only after he had been ejected, so he would have witnessed nothing.

This complaint sounds potentially fabricated, and definitely does not match any likely presentation of PTSD.

Such symptoms in genuine PTSD are related to key aspects of the actual trauma experienced.

And now there's a claim that he's "hearing voices", said to be heard "outside his hospital room".

This is not typical of how most patients hear voices pathologically, and not a usual feature of either of his diagnoses.

Might he be learning symptoms from other patients?

What reading matter has he had?

Hospitals are generally noisy, and filled with voices outside one's room.

All the claims reported are based entirely on what he says, and seem to be believed by his doctors without any scepticism whatever.
Ineffective treatment
Why do his two, common diagnoses seem to be totally resistant to treatment?

We hear he has refused to follow some of the advice given, such as attending group therapy.

 Is it certain he is actually taking the drugs provided?

He shuffles dramatically into and out of court, and his doctor calls this "psychomotor retardation" (a sign of depression which really ought to have lifted by now).

Yet he works out obsessively in the gym.

Why is the court not more actively suspicious of these claims, and of what may be a cynical performance?

If as the SA advocate claimed, he does "sit-ups, press-ups, skipping and even weight training", why would his doctor not see how totally it contradicts claims of "psychomotor retardation"?

Apparently, hospital staff even confiscated his skipping rope fearing he'd induce muscle strain! 
Not following advice

There are comments that he may be showing raised levels of an enzyme Creatine Kinase (which can leak from damaged muscle), and this may be being used, controversially, to claim it'd be dangerous to give him antidepressants.

To allow a patient to behave in a way that causes muscle damage and prevents needed treatment, is profoundly peculiar.

It could be so very obviously self-serving and intended to delay his extradition and trial.

There's a puzzling quote that his doctor said "he was aware of suggestions Mr Dewani might have been trying to deliberately raise his enzyme levels but added: 'I don’t believe this man is faking the rise in CK.' "

I don't understand this.

While a raised CK level isn't in itself faked, it can be engineered or caused by a patient/ accused motivated to do so.

It is unacceptable to naïvely assess the evidence in such a case at face value if one ignores the obvious context and self-preservation needs of the patient.

Apparently he is not now receiving antidepressants, though they'd be valuable in treating both of his diagnoses.

The court heard he was not following some of the medical advice he receives, such as avoiding group therapy.

Claiming benefits on the basis of an illness for which one is refusing part of the recommended treatment is like killing your parents and then claiming in mitigation that you are a poor sad orphan.

Contrary to evidence quoted as from a forensic specialist in court, such behaviours are NOT typical of the conditions he is claimed to suffer from, and deliberate manipulation cannot be ruled out in such cases.

I cannot understand or agree with the assertion that his condition(s) would necessarily be worsened by extradition to SA where he might receive proper treatment with less indulgence - and less freedom to sabotage it.

If Dewani is in any way exaggerating or manipulating his symptoms so as to limit treatment and dramatize his claimed illness, then a court should be extremely reluctant to allow this to succeed.
One suspects if extradition were refused, and if he was to be found unable to stand trial and the charges dismissed, one might see a remarkable recovery, as he wouldn’t want to remain in a secure hospital, behaving in this way for any longer than necessary to suit his purposes.

What's the Plot?

These are not really relevant to the issue of deportation nor would they convincingly suggest that he was not guilty of whatever charges he might face.

Is the strange and unconvincing emphasis on his utter inability to attend court, meant to form the basis of claims that he's unfit to stand trial, as unable to attend or to properly instruct his defence team?

 If so, this would be a set of medical and legal claims unique in the history of forensic psychiatry.

His team is already claiming that he'd be considered unfit to stand trial in a British Court.

Dr Paul Cantrell, who was quoted in recent reports as treating him, is a specialist forensic psychiatrist, though not known as an expert in PTSD as such.

 I am amazed to read that Dr Cantrell apparently described Dewani's combination of two diagnoses (PTSD and depression) as "fairly uncommon" and said he had never treated anyone in this state before.

 In fact this combination is common, and anyone with much experience in treating PTSD would have have often treated this.

I don't understand, either, Dr Cantrell's evidence that "his two disorders were hampering the treatment of each other", a quite unique viewpoint, as there is a fruitful overlap between the treatments needed for these conditions.
Maybe he's been misquoted in the press.

 (Professor M.A. Simpson, aka CyberShrink, Health24 July 2011)One wonders what purpose may be served by this heavy emphasis on claims about his mental state.
 We keep getting told that Dewani is suicidal.,64221.asp

#Dewani Murder : Anni #Hindocha And The UK's Corrupt Judges And Magistrates - The Corruption That NEVER Goes Away

Shrien Dewani has found a way to beat the system. Exercise. Exercise that keeps his CK level's high. High CK levels, no medication for depression. High CK levels impossible to evaluate for extradition. Shrien Dewani is not depressed he has no time for depression he is too busy keeping himself from returning to South Africa and his murder trial.
Add to that the rotten corrupt British judicial system (see link below) and it is very hard to see how the Hindocha family will ever find peace.

#Dewani Murder: Arrogant Shrien 'Suicide Would Make South Africa Look Stupid ' As He Exercices To Beat The System.

A man accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa said he would kill himself if extradited, a psychiatric expert has told a court.

On the second day of an extradition hearing, Belmarsh Magistrates' Court heard evidence about the mental health of Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani.

South African authorities want Mr Dewani to return to Cape Town to stand trial over Anni Dewani's murder.

They allege he arranged the killing in November last year, which he denies.

A psychiatric expert said Mr Dewani told him he would try to kill himself if extradited and that it would be "quite good" if he died in custody in South Africa.

'Look stupid'
Consultant neuropsychiatrist Professor Michael Kopelman told the court he examined Mr Dewani twice, asking him what he would do if he were to be extradited to South Africa.

He said he was told by Mr Dewani: "I would try to kill myself, wouldn't you?

"It would be quite good if I died over there, that would make them look stupid."

Since the accusations were made against Mr Dewani, he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression.

On the first day of the extradition hearing on Monday, the judge ruled that Mr Dewani was too ill to attend and was allowed to leave court 10 minutes into the proceedings.

Mr Dewani's behaviour was scrutinised by the lawyers representing the South African authorities.

'Strenuous exercise'
They said the care home owner had been "carrying out strenuous exercise for hours on end" which included skipping energetically, doing sit-ups and push-ups and using a gym.

On Monday Dr Paul Cantrell, who has been treating Mr Dewani, said this was consistent with his mental state.

It had been suggested that he had been deliberately undertaking heavy exercise in order to raise the level of a substance in the blood called creatine kinase (CK), impeding the start of his anti-depressant treatment, but this was rejected by Dr Cantrell.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo, who has admitted his part in the murder of Mrs Dewani, claimed in a plea agreement with prosecutors that Mr Dewani ordered the car-jacking.

The court is expected to hear another two days of evidence before district judge Howard Riddle decides whether Mr Dewani should be sent to South Africa to face trial.

#Dewani Murder : CK And Excercise Are Techniques In Use To Avoid Extradition

Creatine kinase is a substance found in the blood when muscle injury has occurred. When muscle tissue gets damaged, it leaks into the blood. Creatine kinase levels are analyzed by conducting a normal blood test on an individual. A creatine kinase test takes just a few seconds as blood is drawn from a vein in the upper forearm. This test poses minimal risks to the patient as it simply involves a tiny puncture which is usually covered immediately with an adhesive tape. This adhesive tape seeks to prevent any infection from infiltrating the site. It also ensures that there is no excess bleeding from the site, something that may happen if the vein is improperly punctured. There is a relationship between creatine kinase levels and exercise. A creatine kinase test after exercise will show elevated levels of creatine kinase.

This is why subjects who are due to have a creatine kinase test for diagnostic purposes are told not to exercise for up to 6 hours before the test is conducted.

The creatine kinase levels after workout are often a source of confusion. There are several variables that affect the creatine kinase levels after fitness workout. Creatine kinase elevation is associated with muscle damage. With that being the case, the amount of muscle damage suffered by an individual is relevant. A person who is untrained and unfit will display higher creatine kinase levels after exercise whereas the same individual on the same exercise routine may display lower creatine kinase after exercise once a fair amount of physical fitness has been achieved. There are also variations associated with the type of exercise that is being undertaken. Exercise that involves weight lifting and downhill running are considered to cause a higher elevation of creatine kinase than other types of exercises. Factors such as temperature and vibration also affect the level of creatine kinase. See also creatine kinase normal range

What can be therefore understood from all this is the fact that the level of creatine kinase does indeed rise after strenuous exercise done over a period of time.

This rise is because the muscles are either damaged or tend to be overstressed, leading to them leaking some creatine kinase into the blood.

What is unclear is the exact rate at which creatine kinase is deposited in the blood.

This is because of the numerous variations present in the exercise routines and the changing fitness levels of the concerned individual.

#Dewani Murder : CK Level Trick To Prevent Extradition ?

It would appear as long as Shrien Dewani keeps up his intensive exercise regime his CK enzymes will continue to rise and as long as they are up he is unable to take medication to cure his ' depression'. It would also appear that as long as Dewani's CK level's are high it is impossible to assess him for extradition . Hmmm I wonder who taught him that little trick !

OJ Simpson suffers from arthritis and cannot drink orange juice due to the acidic content. Two days before during his murder trial, his hot shot lawyers suggested he drank as much juice as possible to inflame his arthritic joints. Hey presto, in front of live TV and a jury the gloves were too small !
 Hugo Keith QC, representing the South African government, however, noted that staff at Fromeside Clinic had observed Dewani exercising for “hours on end” and pointed out the anomaly to the court.

Keith said the exercise, which lasted up to two hours and included sit-ups, press-ups, skipping and weight training, extended to home visits where he used his family’s gym.
Cantrell said this was “consistent with his mental state”.

Keith suggested Dewani’s exercise regimen was contributing to his blood enzymes, creatine kinase (CK), rising.

The CK level was preventing doctors prescribing anti-depressants because they might cause psychosis.

Keith said the raised CK level made it impossible to assess when he will be deemed fit for extradition.

#Dewani Murder : U.K. Human Rights.

The Government of the Republic of South Africa v Shrien Dewani- Read decision
The extradition to South Africa of Shrien Dewani, the man accused of murdering his wife on honeymoon there in 2010, has been delayed pending an improvement in his mental health.

The case made headlines in 2010, when the story broke of a honeymooning couple who had been ambushed in the township of Gugulethu, South Africa. Mr Dewani told police he had been travelling in a taxi which was ambushed by two men. He described being forced from the car at gunpoint and the car driving away with his wife still inside. She was found dead shortly after.  However, evidence emerged which led the South African authorities to believe that Mr Dewani had initiated a conspiracy with the taxi driver and the men who ambushed the taxi to murder his new wife. Consequently, they sought his extradition from the UK, to which he had returned, to face a trial for murder.

In an appeal to the High Court from a decision by a Senior District Judge that Mr Dewani could be extradited, Mr Dewani made two arguments:

1.    Prison conditions in South Africa were such that his Articles 2 (right to life) and 3 (prohibition on torture, inhuman and degrading treatment) Convention rights would be violated if he were extradited;

2.    His mental health and risk of suicide were such that his should not be extradited.

Articles 2 and 3 and prison conditions
Mr Dewani argued that his extradition would violate these two rights because of the risks he would face due to contemporary prison conditions in South Africa. The South African government had given undertakings that he would be held in a single cell in various prisons if extradited. The lower Court had heard evidence that there was serious overcrowding in South African prisons, and that this impacted upon the availability of healthcare and treatment for those with mental illnesses. Gang problems within prisons were noted, with non-members in communal cells sometimes being subjected to rape and intimidation. The risk of HIV/AIDS being transmitted in a sexual assault was another factor of relevance. There was evidence that Mr Dewani would be at particular risk of sexual violence, being someone who was “youthful, good looking and [who] lacked “street wisdom”” (paragraph 18).
The High Court concluded that there was no basis for differing from the decision of the lower Court. It noted,
There are plainly risks of violence, particularly sexual violence, to a prisoner held in a communal cell in South Africa, though it is not necessary for us to quantify those risks as applicable to the appellant. That is because the Government of South Africa has given clear undertakings that the appellant would be held in a single cell...what happens in a single cell bore no relation to what happened in communal cells…South Africa has now a material track record of respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Those are highly material factors to the court’s acceptance of the undertakings...” (Paragraph 33)
Mr Dewani’s health
That was not the end of the story however. Considerable evidence had been before the lower Court about Mr Dewani’s mental state after the events giving rise to the extradition request.  Experts agreed that he was suffering from two psychiatric conditions, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both severely. Suicide was a real risk if he were extradited. However, they also agreed that his condition was likely to improve.

Of particular concern was that he was unfit to plead (in general terms this means being unable to take part in the trial, understand the proceedings and give instructions to a legal team – in Mr Dewani’s case the experts considered he could not follow the detail of the evidence and instruct his lawyers).

Of significance was the fact that there was no undertaking from the South African government that Mr Dewani would be treated in a particular psychiatric unit if extradited. A psychiatrist at a specialist medium secure psychiatric care unit in South Africa provided written evidence that he would be very likely to be referred to this hospital if extradited and he would stay until fit to plead or perhaps indefinitely.

The question of Mr Dewani’s mental state raised issues both regarding Articles 2 and 3 and section 91 of the Extradition Act 2003. Section 91(3)(b) requires courts to discharge or adjourn extradition proceedings where  the person in question’s mental or physical health is such that “it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite him”.

After the decision of the lower Court, new evidence was produced indicating that Mr Dewani’s condition was slowly improving, but he remained unfit to plead.

In considering section 91, the High Court stressed that every case is fact sensitive, so previous decisions are not greatly useful. It also noted that in the ordinary case, extradition will cause stress and hardship by its very nature. It was “plainly in the interests of justice that [Mr Dewani] be tried in South Africa as soon as he is fit to be tried” (paragraph 78).

However, extraditing him would pose “a real and significant risk to his life” (paragraph 80) and there was evidence that it would make it harder to improve his condition so that he became fit to plead. Ultimately, the Court found,

Thus balancing his unfitness to plead, the risk of a deterioration in the appellant’s condition, the increased prospects of a speedier recovery if he remains here and, to a much lesser degree, the risk of suicide and the lack of clear certainty as to what would happen to the appellant if returned in his present condition, we consider that on the evidence before the Senior District Judge it would be unjust and oppressive to order his extradition. (Paragraph 83)
Given this position, the Court did not come to a concluded view on whether Articles 2 and 3 would be breached by extradition, with regard to Mr Dewani’s mental state. At later proceedings, it will remain open to Mr Dewani to argue that there would be a risk of breach, given the facilities available in South Africa and his health at that time.

Consequently, he will not be extradited at the present time, but later developments in this case are likely to continue to be controversial and heavily publicised.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#Dewani Murder : Video - Anni's Siblings Discuss The Murder Of Their Little Sister

#Dewani Murder : Video - Anni's Family Speak Outside The High Court After Dewani Won His Extradition Plea.

#Dewani Murder : Master Manipulator Or Mentally Unfit ?

Shrien Dewani, looking dazed and somewhat confused, shuffled into courtroom three of the Belmarsh Magistrates Court this week and was directed to the accused dock by his psychiatrist, Dr Paul Cantrell.

Within 10 minutes, he was walking out of the arched-roofed courtroom assisted by two staff of the Fromeside Mental Clinic where is he being kept under Britain’s Mental Health Act.

District Court Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle allowed Dewani to leave after his lawyer, Clare Montgomery, successfully argued he was “mentally frail”, had arrived at court against the advice of his doctors and probably could not follow proceedings.

This set the tone for the rest of the four days as Dewani’s fitness to plea, his mental state and whether he was faking it, dominated the hearing.

Dewani is accused of plotting the murder of his bride Anni Hindocha who was shot dead in Gugulethu, Cape Town on November 13 last year.

South African authorities want Dewani to be extradited to Cape Town to stand trial alongside the two alleged hit men, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni, who are in police custody.
The Belmarsh Magistrates Court in south-east London is attached to the infamous Belmarsh prison. The court building has been renovated and has an arched roof with glass ceilings that allow in the natural light.

In courtroom three this week, Dewani’s family took up seats in the public gallery above the courtroom while Anni’s family - all 10 of them - filled the seats usually reserved for jurors.

Since being named as a suspect in his wife’s murder, Dewani has been diagnosed with severe depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the court was told.
Cantrell said extraditing Dewani to South Africa would affect his mental health to such an extent that he would deteriorate and become suicidal.

In addition, Cantrell said Dewani had developed a condition known as psychomotor retardation, which slowed down his every movement “as if he is thinking or moving in mud”.
Cantrell explained that this was the reason for Dewani’s laboured movements in court earlier in the day.

Hugo Keith QC, representing the South African government, however, noted that staff at Fromeside Clinic had observed Dewani exercising for “hours on end” and pointed out the anomaly to the court.

Keith said the exercise, which lasted up to two hours and included sit-ups, press-ups, skipping and weight training, extended to home visits where he used his family’s gym.
Cantrell said this was “consistent with his mental state”.

Keith suggested Dewani’s exercise regimen was contributing to his blood enzymes, creatine kinase (CK), rising.

The CK level was preventing doctors prescribing anti-depressants because they might cause psychosis.

Keith said the raised CK level made it impossible to assess when he will be deemed fit for extradition.

Cantrell said he did not believe Dewani was faking elevated CK levels.

Keith asked Cantrell whether Dewani’s habit of spending his days in a darkened room rather than going outside was a ploy to suppress his Vitamin D levels which made him look pale.

Cantrell said Dewani did not want to go out in the garden as another patient had been abusing him. He said Dewani believed someone was talking to him from outside his door but when he went to look no one would be there.

Professor Michael Kopelman, a neuropsychiatrist testifying on behalf of the South African government, agreed with Cantrell and another expert, Professor Nigel Eastman, that Dewani was mentally unfit to stand trial.

Kopelman said the fact that Dewani wanted to stay in a darkened room was “part of his clinical condition rather than design”.

Asked if there was any deliberation by Dewani to fake his mental illness, Kopelman said: “I can’t exclude the possibility that there may be some evidence of conscious manipulation.”

Dewani is fighting his extradition based on the argument that South African prisons are dangerous and he risks being raped; that he is not mentally fit to plead to any charges in the country, and that extraditing him would violate his human rights.

His lawyer Clare Montgomery QC entered into evidence reports including a UNAids report on South Africa’s prisons and the findings of the 2005 Jali Commission highlighting conditions in South African jails.

She said extraditing Dewani to South Africa would be “inhumane”.

The South African government has undertaken that if Dewani is extradited he will be confined to a single cell with a flushing toilet, hot and cold water in a top prison.

Sitting outside court this week, Anni’s uncle, Ashrok Hindoch said: “They are talking about gangs, drugs and rape in prison. This happens in every prison in the world, even in Sweden.

This case should be based on facts.

We are not accusing anyone of anything.

If Shrien is innocent he must go to South Africa and point out the bastards who killed Anni.”

Judgment is expected to be handed down on August 10. - Saturday Star

#Dewani Murder :' The Master' ' Shrien Liked It Rough With Mr. T Types.

Murdered honeymoon bride Anni Dewani told a close relative that her marriage to the man accused of organising her killing was not consummated on their wedding night.

She made the startling claim in text messages sent to her cousin just days before she was brutally shot dead in the Mother City.

The Daily Voice has learned of the texts through sources close to the investigation here.
According to Anni’s texts:

* The newlyweds Anni and Shrien did not consummate their marriage immediately after the wedding;

* Dewani “did not touch” his beautiful new bride on their wedding night.

A British newspaper previously revealed details of text messages Anni sent before her wedding in which she expressed reservations about marrying Dewani.

But this is the first time there has been any indication that Anni was unhappy after the wedding ceremony.

The source close to the Cape Town murder probe also mentions that statements were taken from men who claim to have had sexual relationships with Dewani, as widely reported elsewhere.

“Police interviewed the man known as ‘The Master’ when they went overseas for their investigation and he kept a paper trail,” the source tells the Daily Voice.

“Apparently Shrien liked it rough with men who looked like Mr T,” according to the statements from “The Master”.

Days after Dewani was arrested in 2010, a German male prostitute who adver-tises his services as “The Master” claimed that Dewani paid him for sex.

Gay escort Leopold Leisser told cops he met Dewani for sex in the Midlands and West London several times between September 2009 and April 2010.

He claimed he was paid about R12 000 for his services.

And earlier this week a UK political figure alleged he had S&M sex sessions with Dewani.

The man made a statement to cops in which he claimed Dewani enjoyed dressing up in leather and loved rough sex in which he was dominated.

The respected political aide also claims he had a series of sordid encounters at gay fetish club The Hoist in London with Dewani.

He told cops they first met at the club nine years ago and that Dewani was a “submissive” who enjoyed S&M and dressing up in leather.

The 53-year-old man also told police they had sex in a room of the club where “spanking and punishment” parties are hosted on several occasions between 2003 and 2008.

He allegedly decided to come forward with the revelations following Dewani’s denials that he was secretly gay.

Dewani is currently wanted in South Africa to face charges of murder, conspiracy to murder, robbery, kidnapping and interfering with the course of justice for his alleged role in her murder.

Anni was killed in a hijacking in Gugulethu on November 13, 2010, for which Dewani has been charged.

The previous day the newlyweds had checked into the plush Cape Grace hotel as part of their honeymoon.

Anni’s body was discovered slumped in the back seat of a hired taxi with a single bullet wound to her neck.

Dewani was implicated in the murder when taxi driver Zola Tongo entered into a plea deal with the State for his role in Anni’s murder.

Tongo was sentenced to five years for kidnapping, 15 years for robbery, five years for obstruction of justice [for initially lying to cops about the hijacking] and 25 years for murder with seven years suspended for five years.

In his plea deal, he said he had been hired by Dewani to find “a hitman to have a woman killed”.

#Dewani Murder :Why Did Dewani Need $1500 U.S. Dollars ?

The Dewani's admit that Shrien Dewani went to a black market money bureau to change 1500 US Dollars into SA Rand.

This fact is not disputed.

1. Why did Dewani need so much money at this time? There is no evidence that he planned to make any purchase. To the contrary,
there is substantial evidence and witnesses that show his intention to purchase the services of killers to murder his wife.

2. Why did he bring US Dollars into South Africa, when he could have got a better rate in London?

3. Where did he get the US Dollars from?

4. Why did he need to go out in the middle of the day, leaving wife Anni alone by the pool side, to change this money?

5. When Vinod Hindocha called to speak to Anni, Dewani told him he was out changing money. Why did he make no mention of
what he was changing money for?

6. Dewani paid the hotel with his Mastercard. When he drew out money to pay the staff for a "good Chrismas holiday" he used his
Mastercard and he got quite irate with the cashier who had to call someone more senior to authorise the larger transaction. So if
he was using his card, why did he need so much cash?

7. Why was he running up and down the corridor, as shown on the CCTV, to go and change the money?

8. Why didnt he ask the hotel what their rate was for changing US Dollars? Why did he arrange to go direct to an illegal bureau?

9. In his "stuff of movies" interviews, why didnt Dewani tell the journalists what he had the $1500 for?

10. To this date, none of the Dewani's have been able to explain why he had the US currency with him, nor why he changed it at that time.

The answers seem to suggest this was a pre-meditated murder, where he had planned it before coming to South Africa and thats why he brought the non-traceable US Dollars with him.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

#Dewani : Mombolo's Bizarre Text The Day Anni Was Killed - Was It Some Kind Of Code To Say The Hit Is Tonight ?

MOMBOLO is he the London South Africa Connection ?


At the same time, it has emerged that the man sought by police as the fourth suspect in the Dewani murder hails from East London.

Monde Mbolombo was named in a plea statement by State witness Zola Tongo this week as being the one who allegedly arranged for a hitman to kill Dewani in Cape Town last month.

Police refuse to say if Mbolombo has been arrested, although reports on Friday suggested he was in custody.

Bizarrely, Mbolombo’s last posting on his Facebook page, where he states his hometown as East London, was made on the same day Dewani was killed – November 13.

Written in Xhosa, he said:“Jengokuba undibilisela amanzi,awakho ayatsholoza.”
Loosely translated into English, the posting reads as a warning – “While you are plotting against me, someone else is plotting against you.”

Thursday, April 5, 2012

#Dewani Murder: #BBC #Panorama Deception - What They Did Not Want You To Know.

Panorama did not tell you Shrien Dewani said Tongo was booked through his secretary in London and that Tongo was at the airport to meet the couple. Panorama failed to check this out. Dewani told police when asked if he had the cab registration number, he replied he would have to telephone his family for it, which once again suggests the cab was booked from London.

Panorama did not tell you that the Dewani family and the police BOTH have the damning text messages and the Dewanis' claim they can be explained IF the case ever goes to trial.

Panorama did nto tell you of the deception and blatant lies Shrien Dewani displayed at the Chitwa Chitwa holiday lodge, how he portrayed himself as a travel agent to obtain a hefty discount.

Panorama did not tell you when checked the website Dewani gave did not exist.

Panorama did not tell you that Preyen Dewani, Shrien's brother, hired a PI even before Anni had been found.

Panorama did tell you that the affection displayed before CCTV footage may have been just that 'for the camera'.

Panorama did tell you that the place chosen to hand over the white bag to Tongo was the only room without CCTV footage.

Panorama did tell you that it was odd for as Dewani claimed, to have watched people flying kites on a  beach at night in complete darkness ??????

Panorama lied when they told you Dewani had had a string of girlfriends, if true why have they not come forward ? there was no other women in Shrien's life previously except one,  a woman he also 'planned' to marry - Rani

Shrien Dewani is gay, not bi-sexual, gay and gay men do not marry women. Two men have already come forward and told of their sexual relationships with Shrien and of his fetish desires. The Hoist in Vauxhall, one of Dewani's haunts and where we now know a 53 year old political aide had a long term relationship with the accused.

Panorama, nothing more than a propaganda machine, they performed the same tricks for the McCanns' who no matter how many times the British media repeat it like parrots , have NOT been cleared and remain the ONLY suspects in the disappearance/death of their daughter Madeleine.

Last but not least, Panorama did not tell you of the fund for Anni , a school was to be built in her memory claimed the Dewani family. Panorama failed to tell you that the Dewani's closed the fund taking along with it the 15.000 pound's raised, what happened to that money ? PANORAMA clearly have no interest in finding out .


The charity fund set-up in memory of murdered Anni, with over £10,000 donated by the public, has been cancelled!

#Dewani Murder : Video - PANORAMA Now Available World Wide - PLUS Panorama Deception.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

#Dewani Murder:Publicity Stunt - School In Memory Of Anni !

While we wait for justice for Anni, let us remind ourselves of the Dewani family , chancers always on the take , deceitful , manipulative and as I have mentioned before so like the McCanns'.

Article as follows

An uncle of Anni Dewani, the woman murdered on honeymoon in South Africa, has accused her husband’s relations of using a fund set up in her memory for a “heartless” public relations stunt.

Friends of Shrien Dewani, a 31-year-old care home director from Bristol, disclosed his family hoped to help build a school in India with the donations. But the Swedish-born bride’s relative described the project as a “PR campaign” to bolster Mr Dewani’s image.
The appeal, set up after Mrs Dewani’s death on Nov 13, has so far raised £15,000. Ashok Hindocha, Mrs Dewani’s uncle, said that her family had not been consulted over plans to use the funds to help build a school: “This fund is for both families, we are disappointed nobody told us it was going to be headline news.”
A member of Mr Dewani’s family last night insisted the fund was not a PR stunt, and said it had been supported by both families. He said the plan had always been for the money to go to a school in India, but it had only recently been made public.

The 'fund' as we now know was closed by the Dewani family and no one knows what happened to the money.

#Dewani Murder : A Question Of Fraud ?

DEWANI family cancel fund ????????

The charity fund set-up in memory of murdered Anni, with over £10,000 donated by the public, has been cancelled!

The Dewanis' and the McCanns' play the same fraudulent games - take a look !

#Dewani Murder : FACEBOOK - Professor Michael Kopelman Playing Mind Games To Prevent The Extradition Of Shrien Dewani ?

#Dewani Murder : Dewani Will Eventually Go To South Africa

Shrien Dewani has been successful in his appeal to the British courts but it seems he is only delaying the inevitable.

His publicist, Max Clifford, said that, though Dewani's case would be heard again, he would eventually be sent to South Africa to be tried for the 2010 murder of his wife, Anni.

"Shrien will be detained until he is well enough to be sent to South Africa," Clifford said.
A judge of the High Court in London ruled on Friday that it would be "oppressive and cruel" to extradite Dewani before he was "fit and well".

A second man has come forward to claim that he has had sex with Dewani.

Britain's Daily Star reported yesterday that "a respected political aide who mixes in the highest circles at Westminster" said he had had sex with Dewani on several occasions in a private room at gay fetish club The Hoist, in London.

The paper said the 53-year-old political adviser had made a statement to Scotland Yard.
He reportedly claims to have first met Dewani at the club nine years ago, and that Dewani is a "submissive" who enjoys sado-masochism and dressing in leather.

Prosecutors claimed in the extradition hearing that Dewani had said he needed to "find a way out of getting married".

The case will return to the Westminster Magistrate's Court. Given that Dewani denies involvement in the murder, he will most probably plead "not guilty". The case will then be passed back to the High Court.

Dewani can still appeal to the UK Supreme Court and then the European Court of Justice.
Dewani is officially no longer a suicide risk and his physical and psychological health are said to be improving.

High Court judge Sir John Thomas explained at the hearing on Friday that "balancing his unfitness to plead, the risk of a deterioration in the appellant's condition, the increased prospects of a speedier recovery if he remains here [in Britain] and, to a much lesser degree, the risk of suicide and the lack of clear certainty as to what would happen to the appellant if returned in his present condition, we consider that on the evidence before the senior district judge it would be unjust and oppressive to order his extradition."

The other aspect of the original appeal, the conditions under which Dewani would be detained in South Africa, have been declared not to breach the European Convention on Human Rights and not a major threat to his safety.

Anni's family is convinced that extradition is the only way for justice to be served.

"We just want him to get better so that he can finally go to South Africa to tell us what happened," said a family spokesman.

Clifford said Dewani would remain in a mental-health clinic.

#Dewani Murder : Gay Sex Allegations

A second man has come forward to claim he had gay sex with honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani.

According to Britain’s Daily Star, the respectable 53-year-old political aide had sex with Dewani at a gay fetish club.

The Hoist In Vauxhall- GRAPHIC - Images Of Dewani's Preferred Lifestyle

The incident allegedly took place in a private room at the London club.

Earlier, there were rumours that Dewani wanted to be free from his wife Anni, so he could lead a gay lifestyle.

It is thought the man was prompted to come forward because of Dewani’s constant denial about his sexual orientation.

The man, who is well known in the highest circles at Westminster, has already given a statement to police.

In 2011, a German male escort claimed Dewani had paid him for sex on three spate occasions.

On Friday, a London high court ruled that Dewani was unfit to be extradited to South Africa.

The court temporarily halted the process.

Dewani is accused of organising a November 2010 hit on his wife while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town.

He maintains his innocence.

#Dewani Murder : 53 Year Old Political Advisor Had Sexual Relations With Dewani

A second man has come forward to claim he had kinky gay sex sessions with honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani.

Daily Star reported on Sunday that the man - a respected political aide who mixes in the highest circles at Westminster - said he had sex with Dewani in a private room at gay fetish club The Hoist in London on several occasions.

The 53-year-old political adviser told the newspaper that Dewani's denials that he was secretly gay had prompted him to come forward with his claims. He apparently gave a statement to Scotland Yard.

He claims they first met at the club nine years ago, and that Dewani was a "submissive" who enjoyed S&M and dressing up in leather.

Another man, a German escort named Leopold Leisser who advertises his services as "The Master", told police that Dewani had paid him to have sex on three separate occasions. Leisser could be a prosecution witness should Dewani stand trial.

According to the Daily Star, prosecutors told Dewani's extradition hearing in London in 2011 that they had a witness who claimed Dewani had said he needed to "find a way out of getting married" and that he would be "disowned" by his family if he tried to break off his engagement.
On Friday, Britain's High Court ruled that Dewani's extradition to South Africa to face charges relating to his alleged masterminding of his wife Anni's murder in Cape Town in November 2010 should be halted on mental health grounds, saying it would be "unjust and oppressive" to order the extradition given his current state of mental health.

#Dewani Murder:A Closet Gay - Motive For Murder ?

Many questions were raised at the initial stages of the honeymoon murder that there was possibly a financial motive for the accused husband, Shrien Dewani, to have been involved in the murder of his wife Anni Hindocha on their honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. But it is now being said that the motive could be quite different.

Anni was killed after the couple's taxi is alleged to have been carjacked. The driver and husband were able to leave the car unharmed but Anni was later found shot dead with a single bullet wound to her neck. The driver Zola Tongo and 3 other men have been charged. Tongo has testified that the murder was ordered by her husband Shrien Dewani. The BBC has shown CCTV footage showing Dewani meeting the driver alone on arrival at a hotel, exchanging phone calls and text messages with him frequently, and also 3 days after the murder CCTV shows him going into a private internet room with the driver to hand him a white bag, avoiding Anni's father who was sat nearby and avoiding handing the bag in the public reception area or car park. The driver says the bag contained his payment for arranging the hit men.

Shrien Dewani denies the allegations against him. But he has so far opposed bids by the South African authorities to extradite him to stand trial, claiming he has mental illness. He had previously also claimed he would not get a fair trial, prison conditions were unsatisfactory and there had been an abuse of process but all of these arguments were rejected by the UK courts.

Despite the Dewani business showing heavy trading losses, a financial motive was ruled out as the family are reported to have assets in the UK and offshore in Guernsey. The fact the couple had only completed a religious marriage ceremony and had not yet registered it in the civil system meant no insurance or life cover policies for Anni were relevant either. Dewani could not have been a benefactor of any policies she had.

The suggestion that there was a dowry involved was also ruled out when Anni's father confirmed to the media that in the Lohana community there is no dowry arrangement.
So what could be a motive for a man accused of murdering his wife?

On 16 December 2010 The Sun newspaper published an exclusive story of a male prostitute known as the German Master. On his website he offers various escort services related around gay fetishes.

He claimed that he had met Shrien Dewani for sex sessions on 3 occasions between April and September and was paid £1100.
The Dewani family labelled him a liar and said they would be taking legal action against the paper and the prostitute. They claim that Dewani was at the gym and doing a job interview on 2 of the dates referred to. The explanation wasnt deemed credible as neither of these actions would last for 24 hours and Bristol to London and Birmingham is only a 2 - 2.5 hour drive.
Since December 2010, there has been no sign of the promised legal action from the Dewani family.
The award-winning Dispatches programme which was aired on Channel 4 then reported that they had interviewed Leopold Leisser (real name of German Master) and he had shown them his itemised mobile phone records and the hotel receipt of a serviced apartment facility in London's Earls Court area where he claims to have met Dewani for sex.
The Dewani family took no legal action against the Dispatches programme.


Shrien Dewani engaged PR agent Max Clifford within days of his return to the UK. It is not clear what the purpose of this engagement was, as Mr Clifford is famous for representing television celebrities and showbiz prospects. He has no legal qualifications nor as much experience as a law firm in handling serious murder cases.

However, one area that his firm admits to specialise in is to act on behalf of professional footballers who are gay and wish to keep that a secret.

In an interview with The Independent in 2005, Max Clifford said "A lot of PR is lies and deceit. You can call it whatever you want. You can call it being economical with the truth or being creative, but that"s what it is.

The rest of the industry says: "We don"t tell lies." Oh, well in that case I"m the only person in PR that does. Do I distort the truth? Of course. Do I say, "No, my client isn"t gay" when I know he is? Of course."

In typical Max Clifford style, a distraction story appeared in one of the papers a few days later of Shrien Dewani allegedly having an affair with a female employee. It was denied all round.

Shrien Dewani was then packaged and presented as a "Millionaire Playboy".

The problem with this label is that no string of girlfriends were known to exist.

Only one girl was known about, Rani Kansagra, daughter of an Indian business tycoon.

He knew her for just a few months before becoming engaged, but that was abruptly called off.

An unconfirmed report in the Sunday Mirror claimed a Police source as saying that Rani Kansagra had told them in an interview that Shrien Dewani could not have sex with her.

But on August 21, the following appeared in the same paper:

"ON August 7 we published an article claiming that Rani Kansagra had told police that the relationship with her former fiance, Shrien Dewani, had broken up because he told her that he was impotent.

Having received a statement from Ms Kansagra, we can now confirm that she has never at any stage made the suggestions contained in the article, or any similar allegations about her relationship with Shrien Dewani, to the South African police or to any other person at any time."

No other females have come forward in public to say they had a relationship with Shrien Dewani.


It has been widely reported that Shrien Dewani did not have sex with Anni before marriage.

Being a person brought up in liberal Sweden, Anni is said to have found this odd.

She mentioned this to her father, perhaps feeling she wasnt deemed attractive by him. Her father Vinod Hindocha thought it was the mark of a good Hindu boy with strong religious values.

However, it then became known that Dewani did not sleep with his wife on their wedding night either. Channel 4 reported that Anni "cried herself to sleep alone on a sofa on their wedding night".

Anni's sister Ami has said that Shrien Dewani did not consummate the marriage on the honeymoon either. "Her sister spoke out in the documentary and said that she and Anni found it strange that Dewani did not consummate their marriage during their honeymoon. She stated her sister was upset and afraid that she wasn’t attractive enough for her new husband."


Many forums related to discussing the murder case have private opinions from people referring to their 'gaydar' (ability to tell if another person is gay). Comments related to this issue have featured regularly when people look at the wedding video clips released by the Dewani family, tagged "Copyright Max Clifford Associates", which they say makes Dewani appear to be gay.


In December 2010, the Express ran an article which referred to Shrien Dewani spending time with a plastic doll.

 It was claimed the doll in Shrien's bedroom was part of a shrine to his late wife Anni. “Anni loved Barbie dolls when she was a child and Shrien loved it when Anni wore a sari. The Barbie doll is dressed in a traditional Indian sari and Shrien just clings to this doll as one of the last memories of Anni."

However many commentators said it was odd for an educated, 30-year old grown businessman to indulge in such doll playing actions.

Sociologists analysis has suggested that grown men who play with dolls reveal the enactment of childhood desires of doll playing which were previously suppressed.

Since the commentary and response, neither the Dewani family nor Max Clifford have ever mentioned the Barbie Doll publicly again.


The Channel 4 Dispatches programme reported that a 50-year old male civil servant had gone to Police to say he had had an affair with Shrien Dewani.

This report was enhanced with further details today in the Daily Star newspaper which says: "A SENIOR Parliamentary ­figure has told police he had kinky gay sex sessions with honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani.

The respected political aide, who mixes in the highest circles at ­Westminster, said they enjoyed a series of sordid encounters at gay fetish club The Hoist in London.

According to the 53-year-old adviser they had sex in a room of the club, which holds “spanking and ­ punishment” parties, on several ­occasions between 2003 and 2008.

The following year, businessman Dewani, 32, met wife-to-be Anni, 28, – and is accused of plotting her murder on honeymoon in South Africa in 2010.

Not long after the killing, as suspicion fell on Dewani and police searched for possible motives, he strenuously denied claims he was secretly gay."

Of course the right of a person to be gay is clear and there is nothing wrong in itself to be gay, if that is true in this case.

The issue here is it being a possible motive for the murder of an innocent woman.

Homosexuality is not openly accepted in conservative Hindu culture.

Gay children in the Hindu culture are commonly known to stage bogus marriages (with or without the knowledge of their marriage partner) to keep their own family happy, retain their inheritance to avoid being disowned, and for the family to keep up normal apperances in the community.

 The prosperous Dewani family are part of that conservative culture and community.

The High Court was told last year that Shrien Dewani had told the German prostitute he thought Anni was a "lovely girl" but he "needed to find a way out of it" referring to the pending marriage.

The German is listed as a state witness for Dewani's future trial.

CCTV footage shown by the BBC at the couple's honeymoon hotel public area show them kissing and hugging affectionately.

Some views say this may have been staged by Dewani for the benefit of the public CCTV cameras knowing that his alleged plan was in motion and for him to look innocent with his unsuspecting wife.

Contrasting CCTV footage from the sushi cafe where the couple had their final meal later that night shows him walking 5 paces ahead of her with hands in pockets while lonely Anni forlornly follows behind, arms folded, head held down.

This was after they had returned from the Gugulethu township the first time round.

Whatever the reality, the former explanation would tie in with Dewani actually liking his wife Anni and believing she was a "lovely girl", but the question is were those feelings superseded by his real desire and preference to continue his alternative lifestyle on the gay scene?

Was Anni used as a pawn for Dewani to play the role of "grieving widower" who would no longer be pressured by his family to marry again?

Could Shrien Dewani being a closet gay be the motive for his alleged involvement in Anni's murder?