ARTICLES RELATING TO HONEYMOON HIJACKING

Court orders mental observation for Dewani

2014-06-20 12:34

Shrien Dewani may stand trial for the murder of his wife as early as October if he is found fit by a mental health panel, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Dewani set to make third court appearance

2014-06-20 05:00

Murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected to make his third appearance in the Western Cape High Court on Friday, a little more than two months since his extradition to South Africa.

SMS clues form part of Dewani trial

2014-05-18 08:25

An SMS allegedly sent by British murder suspect Shrien Dewani’s driver, Zola Tonga, just before Dewani and his bride were hijacked in Gugulethu is among cellphone messages and calls that form part of the evidence against him.

AS IT HAPPENED: Dewani second court appearance

2014-05-12 08:55

Get the highlights of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani's second appearance in the Western Cape High Court. Catch up on highlights of his first appearance here.

S&M master key witness in Dewani trial

2014-05-11 09:02

Sources close to the Shrien Dewani murder case say the state’s key witness in the British honeymoon murder suspect’s trial will be an S&M master from the UK.

Dewani's every move will be closely watched

2014-04-10 08:37

Shrien Dewani’s every move will be closely monitored over the next 30 days as experts work to determine his mental condition, it has been reported.

Dewani is still ill - NPA

2014-04-09 05:30

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani is still mentally ill and needs treatment, the NPA has said after his court appearance in Cape Town.

Yes - Dewani's only word to court

2014-04-08 17:02

A bewildered looking Shrien Dewani's only word in court was "yes" as Judge John Hlophe explained his case would be postponed until next month.

Dewani charter flight 'cost taxpayer millions'

2014-04-08 14:47
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An aviation expert says the private jet used to fly Shrien Dewani to Cape Town would have cost "millions of rands", but the justice department says it didn't want to take any chances.

Dewani family asks media to respect privacy

2014-04-08 13:02

Family members of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani has arrived in the Western Cape High Court.

ANCWL gathers outside Dewani court

2014-04-08 11:12

Members of the ANC Women's League have gathered outside the court where Shrien Dewani is set to appear, saying they want a fair trial.

Shrien Dewani arrives in Cape Town

2014-04-08 09:32

Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani has landed in Cape Town, and has been met by members of the police, the justice department has confirmed.

Media crews wait for Dewani at airport

2014-04-08 08:02

Media camera crews are setting up their equipment in the arrivals hall at Cape Town International Airport ahead of the anticipated arrival of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani.

Court to decide on Dewani's health

2014-04-07 21:19

The Western Cape High Court will have the final say on whether honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is fit to stand trial.

Dewani trial details to revealed later - official

2014-04-07 17:04

Details about the possible trial of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani will be revealed at a later date, a justice department official says.

Dewani must face justice: Anni killer

2014-04-06 08:17

Zola Tongo, one of Annie Dewani’s killers, has spoken out and says the young bride’s husband, Shrien, must face justice in South Africa, says a report.

Dewani to be kept in medical facility

2014-03-24 09:06

British murder-accused Shrien Dewani will be kept at a medical facility when he arrives in South Africa to face charges for plotting his wife’s death.

Govt liaising with UK on Dewani extradition

2014-03-18 12:22

The justice department says it is liaising with the British home office to facilitate the extradition of Shrien Dewani to SA, and is unaware of any bid to challenge the extradition order.

Dewani takes case to UK's top court

2014-02-24 09:29

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is seeking a last-ditch appeal against his extradition by taking his case to Britain's Supreme Court, according to reports.

Justice dept welcomes Dewani ruling

2014-01-31 21:07

A British high court ruling that honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani can be extradited to South Africa has been welcomed by the justice department.

UK judges: Not unjust to extradite Dewani

2014-01-31 14:42

British high court judges have ruled that it would not be "unjust and oppressive" to extradite Shrien Dewani to South Africa to stand trial for his wife's murder.

No final order in Dewani appeal - justice

2013-10-22 22:31

The granting of leave to appeal to honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is not a final order against his extradition, the justice department says.

New Dewani extradition hearing due

2013-10-22 18:14

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has won a bid to have another hearing in his legal battle against extradition.

SA rejects Dewani 'trial by media'

2013-09-20 07:17

SA prosecutors have refused to comment on a BBC investigation, which claims to have exposed holes in the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani, rejecting a "trail by media."

 

Dewani murder taxi operating again

2014-06-29 12:37

The taxi in which honeymoon bride Anni Dewani was killed in Cape Town in 2010 is now operating again, according to a report.

Dewani trial set down for October

2014-06-20 11:00

The murder trial of Shrien Dewani has been set down for 6 October, according to the Western Cape High Court.

Anni Dewani's killer hospitalised

2014-06-08 13:59

The man convicted of killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani has been admitted to hospital, the Western Cape department of correctional services says.

Dewani's condition has improved - lawyer

2014-05-12 10:48

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani is co-operating with psychiatrists and his condition has improved, his lawyer has told the Western Cape High Court, which postponed his case to 20 June.

Dewani to make 2nd court appearance

2014-05-12 07:25

Shrien Dewani is set to make his second appearance in the Western Cape High Court, for a pre-trial conference to determine if the prosecution and State are ready to go to trial.

Dewani freaks after bed squeaks

2014-04-13 10:35
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British murder accused Shrien Dewani was rushed from his Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital ward for treatment after suffering an attack, believed to have been sparked by the screeching of his hospital bed, says a report.

Flying Dewani to SA cost R3m

2014-04-09 07:16
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Nearly R3m was spent on transporting Shrien Dewani from the UK to South Africa because of his "peculiar medical condition", the justice department says.

Dewani charged on five counts

2014-04-08 18:45

British millionaire and honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani has been charged on five counts, including the murder of his wife.

Dewani wants to clear his name

2014-04-08 14:47

Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani aims to clear his name and find out why his wife Anni was murdered, his family says.

Dewani back in court on 12 May

2014-04-08 13:25

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani has been remanded in custody at Valkenberg Hospital and will return to court in May.

Shrien Dewani arrives at court

2014-04-08 12:04

Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani has arrived at the Western Cape High Court in a police convoy, but proceedings have been delayed as he is still being processed.

Dewani flown to SA on chartered plane

2014-04-08 10:27

The justice department says honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani was flown to Cape Town on a private aircraft due to his "peculiar medical condition".

Court cordoned off ahead of Dewani appearance

2014-04-08 08:58

The entrance to the Western Cape High Court has been cordoned off with yellow tape ahead of the arrival of honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani.

Shrien Dewani set to land in Cape Town

2014-04-08 07:24

After a lengthy extradition battle, honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani is due to arrive in Cape Town, where he will face charges linked to the murder of his wife, Anni, in 2010.

Oscar shares media spotlight with Dewani

2014-04-07 21:18

Shrien Dewani's return to South Africa to face murder charges has seen his trial share the media spotlight with the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Dewani to be treated as a normal suspect

2014-04-07 14:35

The justice department says honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani will be lead out of the "hole" as a normal suspect when he appears for the first time in a South African court.

Dewani won't share a room

2014-03-31 10:58
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Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is likely to be transferred to his own room at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town when he is extradited to the country, according to a report.

Dewani to be extradited on 7 April: Report

2014-03-23 09:44

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani will be extradited from Britain to South Africa on 7 April and will likely appear in court the next day, says a report.

Dewani set to fight extradition ruling

2014-02-27 13:35

Lawyers for murder accused Shrien Dewani will seek to stop his extradition to South Africa in Britain's High Court next week, the justice department has confirmed.

Dewani still has 2 more chances to appeal

2014-02-04 12:10

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani still has two possible legal avenues to pursue in his appeal against extradition to South Africa, according to a report.

Anni Dewani's family welcome extradition ruling

2014-01-31 17:06

Anni Dewani's family members have welcomed a ruling by the British high court that her husband, Shrien, can be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for her murder.

Dewani loses appeal against extradition

2014-01-31 12:44
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Shrien Dewani has lost his British high court appeal against his extradition and can now be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for his wife's murder.

Dewani hearing should be soon - court

2013-10-22 19:40

The next extradition hearing for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani should take place as soon as possible, Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas says.

Dewani extradition appeal allowed

2013-10-22 15:39

A British court has ruled that honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani will be granted a further high court hearing to challenge his extradition to South Africa.

Evidence in Dewani case flawed - expert

2013-09-19 18:11

The evidence against Shrien Dewani, accused by South Africa of ordering the murder of his fiancee on honeymoon, would not stand up in a British court, a forensic scientist has told the BBC.

 
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