Shrien Dewani can be extradited to SA
Cape Town - A British judge on Wednesday ruled that Shrien Dewani should be extradited to South Africa to face charges for his wife’s murder.
District Judge Howard Riddle said that Dewani can be extradited, pending approval from the UK’s home secretary.
Riddle said that “only by going to stand trial can Dewani be acquitted & clear his name. That may improve his mental illness”.
The court was packed with a large media contingent, many of whom came from South Africa, as well as family of the accused and the deceased.
Dewani is accused of having his 28-year-old wife of just two weeks murdered in a hijacking while the couple were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. The Bristol businessman denies the charges.
Riddle looked into Dewani’s mental state, evidence presented about South African prisons, amongst other matters.