Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is on the verge of being extradited to South Africa after the country’s government agreed to a key condition imposed by the UK High Court.
The South African justice department has agreed that the businessman will not be kept in custody and can return to Britain after a year if he is too mentally ill to fight charges that he ordered the killing of his wife in November 2010.
Dewani’s lawyers have contested that their client will not face a fair trial in South Africa and will be subjected to harsh conditions.
Dewani is currently being detained at a hospital in Bristol under Britain’s Mental Health Act.
He has been fighting his extradition to South Africa with doctors claiming Dewani is suffering severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The 33-year-old businessman is accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni, 28, while the couple were travelling through a notorious Cape Town slum.
Dewani has maintained his innocence saying the couple were the victims of a violent robbery.
He has until 7 March to lodge his final appeal at the UK Supreme Court against extradition to South Africa.