Shrien Dewani arrives in Cape Town

2014-04-08 09:32
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Shrien Dewani arrives in SA

See the latest pictures from Cape Town as honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani lands in South Africa to face charges linked to the murder of his wife, Anni.

Cape Town - British businessman and honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

"Shrien Dewani has landed at Cape Town International Airport and was received by members of the SA Police Service," the justice department said in a statement.

"He arrived in the company of a medical doctor, nurse and members of SAPS and Interpol."

Court

Meanwhile, media started filing into the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday morning ahead of Dewani's appearance.

The province's justice department head Hishaam Mohamed was also present.

Earlier, the court's entrance was cordoned off with yellow tape tied to a police vehicle at either end. Around 13 police vehicles were parked near the court and a throng of police officers stood at a side entrance where prisoners usually arrive.

Dewani is expected to enter the court through this gate. Traffic cones blocked off the road to the side gate.

Capetonians on their way to work stopped and curiously asked journalists what was happening.

Dewani is set to be whisked from the airport to the court where he is expected to appear before Judge President John Hlophe at 11:30.

Charges

When he appears in court, he is expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Dewani claimed he and his wife Anni were kidnapped at gunpoint as they drove through Gugulethu in Cape Town in a taxi in November 2010.

The couple had been on honeymoon in the country. His wife's body was found in the abandoned car the next day. She had been shot dead.

Xolile Mngeni was convicted of the murder and jailed for life.

Prosecutors allege Dewani hired him to kill his wife. Two other alleged accomplices are also already serving jail terms in connection with the crimes. Dewani has denied any part in the murder.

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