Dewani extradition papers ‘in order’

2010-12-23 09:19

Papers to apply for the extradition from the UK of murder-accused Shrien Dewani have been submitted to the justice department, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said today.

“We submitted the extradition papers to the department of justice, which is the central authority, and they will facilitate the process which goes through the diplomatic channels,” said NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga.

“The papers are in order,” said Mhaga.

Dewani is accused of having his wife Anni murdered in a staged hijacking in Gugulethu, outside Cape Town, in November.
Two men have been arrested and are to appear in court again in February.

The driver of the vehicle the couple were travelling in at the time of the alleged fake hijacking entered a plea agreement with the State and fingered Dewani as the mastermind in the killing.

Dewani was released on £250 000 (R2.6 million) bail in Britain after his arrest this month. He is set to appear in court again in January.

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