Dewani won't share a room

2014-03-31 10:58
Shrien Dewani. (Ki Price, AFP)

Shrien Dewani. (Ki Price, AFP)

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Cape Town - More details have emerged in court documents about honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani's extradition process.

Dewani is set to arrive in South Africa from the UK on 8 April after a lengthy legal battle to prevent his extradition.

The Cape Times on Monday reported that Dewani will likely be accompanied by two Hawks detectives and a registered nurse on the "direct overnight flight" from London to Cape Town.

Upon his arrival, he will be taken to the Western Cape High Court, where he is expected to be charged in the presence of his lawyer.

 According to the newspaper, if he is denied bail and it is found that he is suffering from mental illness, he will be transferred to the general psychiatric unit at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town. If he is granted bail but requires medical care, he will still be transferred to Valkenberg Hospital.

Dewani will sleep in a "single occupancy room" at his request, according to the report.

The justice department made a number of allowances in order for Dewani's extradition to South Africa to be approved by British courts. It undertook to return him to the UK if he was found unfit to stand trial.

Dewani is accused of masterminding the murder of his bride, Anni, in Cape Town in November 2010.

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