Dewani suffers ‘mental relapse’

2013-05-15 16:53

British businessman Shrien Dewani – wanted in South Africa in connection with the honeymoon murder of his wife – has suffered a mental health relapse, a London court has heard.

The British Press Association reported today that Dewani (33) was being treated at a hospital in Bristol for depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Last month, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that his condition had “improved significantly”.

Dewani’s 28-year-old wife, Anni, was shot when the taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in Gugulethu in November 2010.

Today, Clare Montgomery QC, for Dewani, said doctors had taken Dewani off the anti-anxiety medication which was helping him most with his condition, after a bad reaction.

“We may have taken one step back, having taken two steps forward,” she said.

But despite the setback, the court heard that a full extradition hearing was still expected to go ahead in July.

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