Treat Dewani in SA - Anni's family

2012-04-23 08:39
Johannesburg - Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani should be treated for his psychological disorder in South Africa, says the uncle of his slain wife Anni Dewani.

"If South African health practitioners can help someone with a brain tumour, then they deserve a chance to fix someone with post-traumatic stress disorder," Ashok Hindocha told The Star newspaper.

"If they can treat a brain tumour, then they can treat someone with psychological problems," he said.

South Africa is trying to extradite Anni's husband, businessman Dewani, from the United Kingdom to stand trial for her murder.

An order for his extradition was signed by the UK secretary of state in September, but Britain's High Court temporarily halted the extradition on mental health grounds, saying it would be "unjust and oppressive".

He would be extradited to South Africa as soon as he was fit.

Family 'suffering'

Anni, 28, was shot dead in an apparent car hijacking while she and her husband were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

Last week, a Cape Town court heard that one of Dewani's co-accused, Xolile Mngeni, was not psychologically fit to stand trial because of a brain tumour.

Meanwhile, Anni Dewani’s father, Vinod Hindocha, has reportedly said the family is frustrated by the continuing delays in the court cases for the men accused of killing her.

"I believe these three cases are linked. I believe one has an effect on the other. They are thinking of one person's health; what about our health, our suffering? No one is thinking about that," he told The Times.
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