Dewani extradition hearing to resume

2013-07-01 09:11
Shrien Dewani (File, AFP)

Shrien Dewani (File, AFP)

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London - The extradition hearing of Shrien Dewani, who is accused of murdering his bride Anni in November 2010, is set to resume on Monday.

Dewani, 32, is accused of hiring three men to murder his new bride in an apparent staged hijacking.

Anni’s family is due to arrive in the UK for the hearing at Westminister Magistrate’s Court which is set down for five days, Eyewitness News reported on Monday.

Her family is hoping to see the British businessman sent back to South Africa to stand trial for orchestrating her murder.

The hearing will focus on two aspects of the case, namely the accused’s mental health, and the conditions of South African prisons in which he might be detained if extradited.

Some of the evidence will be given from witnesses in South Africa via video link.

Dewani denies being involved in his wife's killing.

The other three men are serving lengthy sentences for their role in the crime.

Xolile Mngeni was sentenced to life imprisonment in December. Mngeni was convicted of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Zola Tongo were sentenced to 25 years and 18 years, respectively, for their part in the crime.

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