The British bride murdered on her honeymoon in Cape Town has been described by her family as a “goddess”.

Anni Dewani was shot after the couple were kidnapped near Cape Town on Saturday when their taxi was hijacked in the Gugulethu township. Annie’s husband Shrien Dewani, 31, was later released unhurt.

The couple had been married for two weeks.

The tribute read: “The world should know you were a goddess from the start… we will never forget your beautiful smile and big heart.

“The sounds of your bangles are memories all around.

“Now we place them in your casket with no sound.

“Such joyous memories of the time we shared.

“Please, Anni, return to the love we have here.”