Johannesburg: Selling of T-shirts carrying objectionable slogan referring to the gruesome murder of an Indian-origin lady have sparked a fresh controversy in South Africa, 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 severely impacted on tourism in the area....more
12:59 PM, Jun 25, 2012