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Anni's family satisfied with ruling

2013-07-24 16:56

London - Anni Dewani's family is satisfied with a court decision to extradite honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani to South Africa, the British Press Association reported on Wednesday.

"For us, it is all about Anni, it's all about finding out what happened," said her sister Ami Denborg.

"We will fight this battle to the end and this battle has just begun."

Dewani is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife Anni, 28, who was shot as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010. So far three men have been convicted of Anni's death.

Denborg said the family hoped for a speedy recovery for Dewani so he was fit to plead. However, the court's decision did not necessarily bring any relief.

"We just want to know what happened to Anni, and this is one step. It's been really hard on the family. We are struggling every day."

Referring to her father Vinod Hindocha, she said: "Every single time there's a hearing he stands there, watching, seeing and thinking about Anni. She is always with us."

Earlier, the Westminster Magistrate's Court in London ruled that Dewani should be extradited to South Africa to stand trial.

Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle made the ruling despite arguments by Dewani's defence team that he could suffer setbacks in his mental health if he was sent back to South Africa now.

They wanted the decision delayed by six months.

The 33-year-old British businessman was earlier diagnosed with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dewani has undergone treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression since his wife's death.

Comments
  • Donovan Hendricks - 2013-07-24 17:13

    So is he coming to stand trial or not?

      David Galioth - 2013-07-24 17:21

      Lets hope its not for a holiday ... funny how money can make dockets disappear in this country. Something his family have lots of!

      yaya188 - 2013-07-24 17:41

      OH YES!! at last......now lets see what happens.

  • Hendrick Mokwale - 2013-07-24 17:24

    When.for hw long wld u bring de verdict to test,hw many years?

      Perter Damingo - 2013-07-24 17:36

      Huh

      Hendrick Mokwale - 2013-07-24 18:29

      @peter,ther r lot of ppl,emotions&conspiracy involved in this case,and lot of unanswered questions abt Justice system since the murder.families of ppl involved need to come to conclusion.wt de huh for?*if i may ask.

      Mewik - 2013-07-24 18:41

      Huh

  • Vijen Lankesar - 2013-07-24 17:33

    Come to pappa shrek dewani

  • Thembani Mabyeni - 2013-07-24 17:44

    Every dog has its day. He must be punished dearly for taking advantage of those poor guys' poverty and lure them into commiting the crime.

      HD Van Wyk - 2013-07-24 19:04

      That was there own fault. Poor people steal food and money. Poor people don't murder, rape and mutilate. Backward non-human scum would be lured into a crime like that. They can rot in jail and Dewani can join them. Good riddance.

      Kementhia Barron - 2013-07-24 19:57

      Poor is not an excuse for murder, they just as bad as Dewani

  • Vivendren Patchiappen - 2013-07-24 17:51

    Papa wag vir jou!

  • Man Zanilla - 2013-07-24 18:17

    E WA VI TJOU

  • Nhlanganiso Joseph - 2013-07-24 18:29

    I applaud this ruling,nobody must be allowed to run away from justice.we must all account for our actions.

  • Xolani Gupta Makonco - 2013-07-24 21:39

    He must come down and dance for his music...

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