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Taxi Hijacked

British newlywed murdered in Cape Town

Linda Hohnholz, eTN  Nov 15, 2010

(eTN) - On Saturday, November 13, 2010, newlyweds from Britain, Shrien (age 30) and Anni Dewani (age 28) were traveling in a silver Volkswagen taxi to their luxury Cape Grace hotel, when they were carjacked by two men with guns near the Gugulethu township.

Shrien, who runs a multimillion-dollar luxury carehome business in Bristol, was later shoved out of the car in the Khayelitsha township area, where he was able to flag down a car to take him to the police station.

The following morning, Anni Dewani was found dead in the back seat of the car with 3 bullet wounds to her chest.

The regional minister for community safety, Albert Fritz, told Sky News: "We are about to make a breakthrough, and we have found positive forensic evidence in the car. We know exactly who the person is, we are hunting him and are very close to finding him."

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold stated: “Cape Town Tourism is deeply saddened and dismayed by this senseless murder of a young woman in our city. We offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband, Shrien Dewani, family, and friends."

British newlywed murdered in Cape Town
Shrien and Annie Dewani / Image via

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