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London court to hear Dewani appeal

2011-12-13 07:38

Johannesburg - Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani was expected to appeal his extradition on Tuesday, according to reports.

The Star newspaper said Dewani's appeal had been set down for Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to the UK-based The Guardian, 31-year-old Dewani was not expected to attend the hearing in the High Court in London.

Dewani stands accused of masterminding the killing of his bride, Anni, in Khayelitsha in Cape Town last November.

The couple's taxi driver, Xola Tongo, made a plea bargain with the state, admitting that he helped Dewani set up the murder, allegedly meant to look like a hijacking.

Tongo is serving 18 years in jail. The two alleged hitmen were still awaiting trial.

The UK signed an extradition order for Dewani in September.

Comments
  • zami.romm - 2011-12-13 07:48

    Shrien Dewani, enough playing around....time to face the music!!!!

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-13 07:50

      I agree, he must share a prison cell with Bheki Cele.

      Ann - 2011-12-13 13:42

      COME BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA YOU COWARD! DO NOT WHEEDLE OUT OF FACING THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVED ANNI!!!!!

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-13 07:50

    Dewani really?

  • acsnr - 2011-12-13 07:53

    Come face the music, Diwani. You can always play sick when found guilty and sentenced. It already worked twice.

  • jhavenga1 - 2011-12-13 07:54

    papa wag vir jou

  • Atholl - 2011-12-13 07:55

    A normal 'newly wed' husband - who was close at hand when his 'new' bride was killed would have: . a'peeled off his suit to cross the English channel. . a'peeled past the samali pirates and the congo jungle . a'peeled through the crocodile river and walked to gugulethu to personally find evidence on the crime. ... sorry chap, but your actions speak to a specific pointer : .silence can be presumed guilty - where innocence would have spoken out.

  • willbeonekenobi - 2011-12-13 08:43

    If he knows he is innocent and the taxi driver was lying then, then why go and hire a publicist who tells the world that he is innocent and then fight against his extradition order to our country. If he was innocent he should have just come here and answered for the crime.

  • Azande - 2011-12-13 08:56

    Dewani, face it like a man. Come and stand the trial. U have enough money to fake illness, yo ticket to freedom. Its only gonna be one year at most.

  • Dudley - 2011-12-13 15:56

    You just have to concede to the fact that this was a brilliant murder strategy ... methinks that if he had arranged for the killing in Mugabe's Zimbabwe that would have truly upped the basis of staying his extradition on the grounds of "human rights violation." Poor Anni's family : imagine their disgust at the possibility of this s.o.b. getting away with murdering their lovely daughter. I sincerely hope that justice prevails!!...come on UK judicial system show us your true mettle. If reports on his sexual orientation is true he might even enjoy his time in our 5 star prison system.

  • edwin.netto - 2011-12-13 17:00

    He is trying the Shaik’n’lie’tus syndrome

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