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#FaceTheMusic: Shrien Dewani to be extradited to South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is expected to be extradited to South Africa later today.

Mr Dewani’s extradition comes more than three years after the murder of his wife Anni during the couple’s honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

Anni was killed after the couple’s car was hijacked inside the notorious Gugulethu slum in Cape Town.  Mr Dewani was released unharmed by the carjackers.

The 33-year-old businessman from Bristol has been held at a secure mental health facility since returning from South Africa, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He has fought a long drawn out legal battle against extradition to South Africa but London’s High Court rejected his latest appeal after obtaining assurances from South African prosecutors that Mr Dewani will face trial without delay and his health monitored.

Three men have already been convicted in connection with Mrs Dewani’s death.

Prosecutors in South Africa allege Mr Dewani ordered the killing of his Swedish national wife.

Once in South Africa Mr Dewani will appear at the Western Cape High Court where his lawyers are expected to apply for bail.

If that is refused, he will be taken to the high-care wing of Valkenberg, a psychiatric facility, according to the BBC.

Ashok Hindocha, Anni Dewani’s uncle, told ITV’s Daybreak that the family would attend the court hearing.

“We want to know what happened to Anni. That is it,” he said.

Anish Hindocha, her brother, added: “We are just focusing on this case at the moment and it is hard to even start making the grieving process final yet because there are so many questions we need answers to.

“We hope we get it and now today he is getting extradited and that is one step closer towards what we are seeking for her – that is justice for her.”



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