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#DateSet: Honeymoon Murder Suspect Shrien Dewani to appear in South African April 8

Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa on 7 April, more than three years after the murder of his wife Anni during the couple’s honeymoon.

South Africa’s Department of Justice confirmed on Sunday that Mr Dewani, 33, will appear in court on 8th April to face charges of organizing Anni’s killing. 

The 28-year-old was killed after the couple’s car was hijacked as they visited the notorious Gugulethu township in Cape Town in December 2010. 

Mr Dewani has been held under Britain’s Mental Health Act suffering from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.  He has fought extradition to South Africa on the basis that he is not fit to stand trial.

However, Britain’s High Court ruled that Dewani can be extradited after receiving assurances from South African Prosecutors about the time frame of the trial and the conditions that Dewani will be held.

Authorities in South Africa say Dewani paid for others to hijack the vehicle he and his wife were travelling in, throw him out and shoot Anni before abandoning the vehicle.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years after he admitted his part in the killing, and another accomplice, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, also pleaded guilty to murder and was given a 25-year prison sentence.



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