Cigar-chomp­ing rent boy’s De­wani claims

Known as ‘Ger­man Mas­ter’ in sex cir­cles

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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.

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