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T-shirts make fun of NRI’s murder in SA

world Updated: Jun 26, 2012 01:41 IST
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Selling of T-shirts carrying objectionable slogan referring to the gruesome murder of an Indian-origin lady have sparked a fresh controversy here, attracting criticism from different sections of the society, including that from the victim’s family. The apparel with the message "Dewani Tours - treat your wife to a killer holiday" apparently refers to the killing of Indian-origin honeymoon bride Anni Dewani in Gugulethu township of Cape Town in 2010, for which her British husband Shrien Dewani is facing extradition plans to stand trial after being implicated in the murder. The message uses a popular English font type resembling Hindi script, reminding readers of Anni Dewani's Indian origins. “This is a blatant disregard and disrespectful way of showing no remorse over a killing that shocked not just South Africa but the world,” said Gugulethu resident Vusi Ndoda, noting the incident has impacted on tourism. He said he will talk to the Indian-origin businessman Dinesh Dowlath, who is the man behind the idea, to withdraw the clothing, failing which he would campaign for boycotting his stores and organise protests at his businesses.