Millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani finds love with a new boyfriend

EXCLUSIVE: Millionaire nursing home boss Shrien Dewani finds love with a new boyfriend four years after he was cleared of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa

  • Shrien Dewani was cleared after being initially accused of the murder of his wife
  • He has now found love with a new man, a Brazilian photographer
  • The couple have holidayed in India and were picture snuggling up on the plane
  • Dewani’s family has accepted his new partner and they spent Christmas together

Millionaire care home boss Shrien Dewani has found love four years after being cleared of murdering his wife on their honeymoon, MailOnline can reveal. 

The businessman – whose wife Anni Dewani was gunned down in a robbery in South Africa shortly after their wedding in 2010 – is in a relationship with Brazilian-born photographer Gledison Lopez Martins.

They have been together for about 18months and the couple have recently holidayed on the Spanish party island of Ibiza and attended a fancy dress party.

Millionaire care home boss Shrien Dewani, right, with new boyfriend Gledison Lopez Martins

The couple was pictured snuggling up during a holiday to Mumbai – where he married Anni

Anni, right, was 28 years old and only weeks into marriage when she was shot dead in 2010

Gledison Lopez Martins, Dewani’s new lover, has apparently been accepted by the family


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Dewani was photographed snuggling up with his new love as they enjoyed a holiday in India. The couple enjoyed a trip together to Mumbai – where he married Anni.

Company director Dewani, 38, only came out as bisexual on the first day of his murder trial, when he was accused of arranging a hit on his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa. 

Dewani’s family, who had no idea about his sexuality when he married Anni, appear to have accepted their son’s new boyfriend.

His Brazilian lover, who has Spanish nationality, was invited to their family home for Christmas last year.

Dewani’s parents, Shila and Prakash, are Facebook friends with Martins and the Dewani family can be seen on YouTube at a fancy dress party in a video with him.

The couple have posted several loved-up photographs and videos including a film taken on a train in India in which Dewani rests his head on Martins’ chest. 

A picture that appears on Gledison Lopez Martins’ professional photography website

Dewani, seated right,on the plane to Ibiza last week to enjoy a holiday with his boyfriend

The new couple, back, are seen posing with the Dewani family in a restaurant over Christmas

Martins has posted a portrait of Dewani on his website. He also uploaded a photograph of them, heads together, labelled ’23 Oct 2017, Sant Josep de Sa Talaia’, which is in a suburb of Ibiza. 

Anni’s uncle Ashok said: ‘If he’s been to Ibiza I hope he enjoyed the beaches.

‘My family and I will never be able to in the same way because Anni loved the beach and every time we have tried to go we have left in tears.

‘Her memory and the things she loved hurts us today and always will.

‘Shrien still hasn’t made time to sit down and talk with us. My brother Vinod (Anni’s father) deserves to hear from his son-in-law and about how he’s been able to move on.

‘We have not moved on or had a word from him. We accept he did not murder Anni, but he lied to us and had a very secret gay life. He owes us an apology for his lies.

‘We only came to know about him sleeping with men at his trial.

‘But if Shrien had told us the truth about his sexuality before the marriage, Anni would never have married him or gone to South Africa where she was shot dead.’

On the first day of his Cape Town trial, Dewani revealed he had been visiting gay prostitutes and was bisexual.

Anni’s family said they had no clue he was romantically involved with men or had been paying for sex until his trial began.

During his engagement, Dewani told Anni’s father, Vinod Hindocha, that he did not want to have sex before marriage which made a good impression.

But later it was revealed that he had been paying a male prostitute known as the ‘German Master’ for sex. 

The Brazilian photographer poses casually while enjoying some Asian food

The man, whose real name was Leopold Leisser, was found hanged in September 2016 at his Birmingham home in what was believed to have been a suicide.

Dewani, who did not give evidence at his trial, has spoken publicly only once about his wife’s murder, for which three men were later convicted. 

In a letter to a London coroner in November 2016, he referred to the three convicted men as ‘liars’, stating that there had been an attempt to frame him.

He wrote: ‘I would like to make clear that I have a significant number of questions which remain unanswered about the night that my wife and I were kidnapped and Anni was tragically shot after being taken away from me.

‘Each of the gang members did a deal with the authorities to gain either full immunity or vastly reduced sentences in return for providing evidence against me.

‘It is the evidence of these proven liars that led to a witch hunt against me and the resulting failure to pursue the truth of what happened that night.

‘It is clear that none of the evidence provided by these persons was corroborated in any meaningful way.

‘This has allowed the individuals concerned to literally get away with murder. I understand and share the Hindocha (Anni) family’s frustrations.

‘However the extent of my knowledge of the events leading up to Anni’s murder has already been set out in a detailed publicly available plea. This document was read out in court at the start of my trial.’

Dewani and his wife Anni pose happily for the camera before she was shot dead in 2010

Their wedding seemed to be a fairytale affair but just a few weeks later the bride was dead

Anni, a Swedish-raised engineer was 28 years old and only weeks into marriage when she was shot dead as the couple toured a rough suburb of Cape Town on November 13, 2010.

Three men – Zola Tongo, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni – were given jail terms for their role in the killing.

They claimed Dewani arranged the hijacking in which he would survive and his wife would be killed, which he also strenuously denied.

The Cape Town judges ruled their evidence was flawed and the case was thrown out before Dewani could give evidence in the witness box.

The trial was riddled with delays while swathes of evidence were dismissed or considered irrelevant to the case.

He said his life was spared as the two gunmen forced him out of the vehicle at gunpoint, before murdering his new bride. 

The trial was delayed for nearly four years after her death in 2010 while Dewani struggled to overcome mental health issues brought on by the trauma of his wife’s murder.

He was extradited to face his accusers, but the judge stopped the case saying witnesses were lying and he was declared innocent.

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