Third suspect arrested in UK tourist case

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pretoria - Police have arrested a third suspect for the alleged hijacking and murder of a UK tourist.

Police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk said a 31-year-old man was arrested in Cape Town on Saturday.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Wynberg Regional Court on Monday on charges of hijacking and murder. Two other men were arrested in connection with the crimes earlier in the week.

"SAPS detectives have also seized a firearm...which could be linked to the crime. Several leads are currently being followed in a bid to solve the case," Van Wyk said.

Anni Dewani and her husband Shrien were honeymooning in the Western Cape when they were hijacked while heading to Gugulethu. The driver of the shuttle taxi was forced out of the vehicle and the gunmen sped off with the couple still inside the vehicle.

At some point, Shrien Dewani was also forced out of the vehicle.

Anni Dewani's body was discovered on the back seat of the vehicle in Lingelethu West the next day.

Investigations into the incident are continuing. Police were working around the clock to ensure those responsible for the crime are brought to book, Van Wyk said.