Treat Dewani in SA: Anni's uncle

By Drum Digital
23 April 2012

Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani should be treated for his psychological disorder in South Africa, the uncle of his slain wife Anni Dewani said in a report on Monday.

"If South African health practitioners can help someone with a brain tumour, then they deserve a chance to fix someone with post-traumatic stress disorder," said Ashok Hindocha.

"If they can treat a brain tumour, then they can treat someone with pschological problems," Hindoda told The Star newspaper.

South Africa is trying to extradite Anni's husband, businessman Dewani, from the United Kingdom to stand trial for her murder.

An order for his extradition was signed by the UK secretary of state in September, but Britain's High Court temporarily halted the extradition on mental health grounds, saying it would be "unjust and oppressive".

He would be extradited to South Africa as soon as he was fit.

Anni, 28, was shot dead in an apparent car hijacking while she and her husband were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

Last week, a Cape Town court heard that one of Dewani's co-accused, Xolile Mngeni, was not psychologically fit to stand trial because of a brain tumour.

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