Shrien Dewani acquitted of wife's murder in S Africa

UK NRI Shrien Dewani who was accused of killing his wife while on their honeymoon in Cape Town has been acquitted of murder by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso who concluded that the prosecution's case did not meet judicial standards requiring reasonable and probable cause to believe that the accused was guilty. Dewani had been accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in 2010 and the state's key witness Zola Tonga had said Dewani paid him to hire two men to carry out the murder. Judge Traverso delivered the not guilty ruling after two weeks of deliberation on the arguments by Dewani's lawyers that the case should be dismissed due to a lack of evidence. After the acquittal was pronounced Dewani left the courtroom. His immediate whereabouts are not known.