Cosatu welcomes Dewani ruling

2011-08-11 14:23
Johannesburg - Cosatu on Thursday welcomed the ruling that Shrien Dewani, accused of organising his wife’s murder on their honeymoon in Cape Town, can be extradited from Britain to South Africa to stand trial.

"Cosatu totally shares the magistrate's complete confidence in the South African justice system and will condemn any move by Dewani's legal team to appeal against the decision," union federation spokesperson Patrick Craven said in a statement.

"Their entire case is based on a groundless attempt to blacken the reputation of our judicial system and prison service."

On Wednesday Judge Howard Riddle told the Belmarsh Magistrate’s Court in southeast London there was a "strong public interest" in Dewani being extradited.

Dewani, 31, denies any involvement in the death of Anni Dewani. She was shot dead in a taxi in Cape Town in November 2010, in an apparent hijacking.

Accused of ordering the attack, Dewani has fought extradition proceedings, saying he was suffering from severe post-traumatic stress.

The application to extradite Dewani would now be passed to Home Secretary Theresa May for a final decision.

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