Shrien Dewani ‘could face questions from British coroner’ over South Africa honeymoon death
Shrien Dewani, the British businessman acquitted of murdering his wife Anni on their honeymoon in South Africa, could face further questions from a coroner in the UK, it has emerged.
Mr Dewani, 35, from Bristol, was accused by the South African authorities of paying a taxi driver and two hitmen to kill his wife in a staged carjacking in November 2010 because he was a homosexual who wanted to get out of his marriage.
He fought extradition back to South Africa for three years on mental health grounds but was eventually extradited in April. His trial in Cape Town collapsed in December without Mr Dewani ever taking the stand after the judge ruled the prosecution case was "riddled with contradictions".
But now a coroner in North London, where Mrs Dewani lived before she was married, has indicated that he may re-open the case.
Andrew Walker is the former Oxfordshire coroner who heard scores of inquests into the deaths of British servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. He developed a reputation for his unflinching approach and willingness to ask awkward questions of the Ministry of Defence over scarce equipment for troops and the involvement of key allies in friendly fire incidents.

Mr Walker is reported to have emailed all those involved in the Dewani case, saying he was considering re-opening an inquest which was adjourned during the police investigation, according to The Sun newspaper.
If he does so, Mr Dewani could be compelled to give evidence – something Mrs Dewani’s family has called for repeatedly.
Swedish-born Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha and her uncle Ashok are to meet the coroner on Tuesday.
“He called us and wanted us to go and see him,” Mr Hindocha said. “We don’t want to speculate what it might lead to. We’ll just go and see.”