Cigar-chomping rent boy’s Dewani claims
Known as ‘German Master’ in sex circles
THE GERMAN rent boy who claims British tycoon Shrien Dewani paid him for sex is known in the British sex trade as the “German Master”.
This week British tabloids reported that a male prostitute had come forward to allege the man South African police accuse of paying Cape Town hitmen to murder his wife Anni, 28, in a staged carjacking in Gugulethu on their honeymoon five weeks ago, had regularly paid him for sex
The British Sun newspaper has since reported how the gay escort, a burly shaven-headed, 1.9m and 105kg cigar smoker clad in leather, had claimed that he had been paid £1 100 for three bouts of kinky sex sessions between last September and April this year, twice in the Midlands and once in West London.
He called the police, claiming he recognised the millionaire 30-year-old care-home magnate as a client when he saw him on TV news.
The Sun said the former Bundeswehr (German army) soldier moved to Britain in 2007.
He told the newspaper he had more than 15 years’ experience on the gay scene. He calls himself the German Master as part of his “specialist” services.
Last week, Dewani was arrested after a plea-bargain confession by Cape Town taxi driver Zola Tongo, 31, directly fingered the Briton in his wife’s murder.
Dewani was released on bail of more than R2.7 million by a Westminster, London court last Friday, and has been under house arrest ever since.
This week, through his publicist Max Clifford, Dewani vehemently denied being gay, or of having any knowledge of the “German Master”.
“It is categorically denied. Shrien Dewani has never had a sexual relationship with a man in his life,” Clifford said
The Sun was the first to break the news several weeks ago that South African detectives were investigating Dewani’s sexuality and whether or not he was gay and whether his wife’s discovery of this might have been the spur to have her killed.
Last week, Weekend Argus revealed that Easter n Cape detectives were investigating whether Dewani was linked to the execution-style 2007 murder of Dr Pox Raghavjee in King Williamstown, a slaying which has never been solved.
Raghavjee’s widow, Heather, is on holiday with her son and daughter-in-law in Dewani’s home town of Bristol.
This week, the fourth suspect in the case, Monde Mbolombo, also turned state witness.
There is speculation that he is the person who linked Dewani to Dr Raghavjee’s murder, even though it was Tongo who told police that Dewani had claimed to have organised hit in South Africa before.
Dewani has denied ever being in South Africa before his honeymoon last month.
This week, it also emerged that Dewani had secured a refund for his wife’s return air fare, three days after her murder.
Anni’s body travelled back in the hold of the British Airways flight as her husband sat in business class.
Dewani was allowed by to return home with his wife’s body, but then it emerged that he was in fact one of the prime suspects.
South African authorities are now preparing their case to have him extradited to face trial in the new year.
This week, Dewani’s distraught father-in-law Vinod Hindocha appealed to his son-in-law to clear his name in court.
Hindocha, 61, of Mariestad, Sweden, urged him: “Go to South Africa. Let the world know what happened.
“If he says proudly that he did not do it, then just go back.”
UNDER CLOSE WATCH: Shrien Dewani leaves Southmead Police Station, Bristol, England, after he visited the station to fulfil the conditions of his bail on Sunday.
DOMINANT: The German rent boy who claims Shrien Dewani paid him for sex.