Prosecutors warnings over Panorama doc on Dewani murder
PUBLISHED March 24, 2012
The programme features previously unseen CCTV footage allegedly showing Shrien Dewani making a payment following his new wife's death to the taxi driver who has admitted organising her murder.
The footage was filmed by security cameras inside the luxury Cape Race hotel in Cape Town and is said to show Dewani handing a package to Zola Tongo, 31, following the November 2010 tragedy.
The BBC said the footage also captured the moment Dewani is said to have commissioned the murder. But it also throws new light on the couple's relationship with images depicting them interacting affectionately in the days prior to Mrs Dewani's death.
Mthunzi Mhaga, spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority, expressed concern about the programme, to be broadcast on Thursday, suggesting that it could prove an obstacle to justice if Dewani was put on trial.
"We are obviously concerned because the matter is pending before court and therefore sub judice, he told South Africa's News24 website.