Four years after the slaying in Cape Town of honeymoon bride Anni Dewani grabbed world headlines, her British businessman Shrien is to go on trial in that city for her murder.
Families on both sides will be in the Cape Town High Court for the case that, unlike the Oscar Pistorius trial that has gripped the country since the beginning of the year, will not be televised.
Anni Dewani’s father Ashish Indocha says he’s be in court to look Shrien Dewani in the eye when he enters his plea.
The British businessman lost a four-year battle to avoid extradition to South Africa where three men are already serving sentences for Anni’s murder.
They will testify that Shrien paid to have his wife killed.
A male prostitute from London’s expected to testify that Shrien was a client who told him he was forced into marriage.
Shrien, who arrived in South Africa in April, has been held at a psychiatric hospital in Cape Town.
The state is keeping its witness list a closely guarded secret.
But it’s unlikely they won’t call taxi driver Zola Tongo, who says he was paid by Shrien to organise his wife’s murder, and the hitmen Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni.
Shrien’s engaged Advocate Francois van Zyl who secured a plea bargain for Mark Thatcher, son of the late British premier Margaret Thatcher, when he was charged with organising a coup in Equatorial Guinea.