12 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
South Africans were horrified and ashamed at the news a few weeks ago, of the death of Anni Dewani who was honey-mooning at The Cape Grace in Cape Town.
And while everyone lamented the existence of such ugliness in our city I could not help thinking of my friend Zahida Sabadia who died under similar circumstances more then a dozen years ago.
Zahida was a beautiful young doctor, married to psychiatrist Omar Sabadia.
When Zahida was hijacked in the city of Pretoria, Omar made a dramatic appearance through the media, begging for the release of his beloved wife.
When her body was found a few days later next to her abandoned vehicle, Omar was the picture of husbandly grief, but within days it became clear the he had recruited two of his past patients to murder his beautiful wife.
Zahida had a warmth, charm and grace that was unforgettable, that made her stand out, as many do who die too soon.
Like Anni Dewani...
Whose parents need to know the truth of what happened on that terrible night.