Dewani 'victimised' by SA media

2012-02-13 10:46
Johannesburg - Shrien Dewani’s UK publicist, Max Clifford, has blamed the South African media for putting Dewani in a bad light.

Dewani is appealing against his extradition from the UK to South Africa, where he is to be charged with the murder of his wife, Anni, during their honeymoon in November 2010, reported The Times.

Clifford said he believed Dewani was under enormous pressure and was reportedly being treated for post-traumatic stress in a mental hospital in the UK.

He said he had not spoken to him in three months, but could imagine what he was going through.

Clifford said the South African media had been overwhelmingly negative in their coverage of the Dewani matter and had increasingly given his client bad publicity.

Dewani has maintained his innocence and claims his wife was shot dead during a botched hijacking.

Prosecutors in South Africa on Friday asked for the pre-trial conference to be postponed for two months while judgment is awaited on Dewani’s extradition appeal.

The case has been postponed to April 13.
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