Shrien Dewani can be extradited to SA

2011-08-10 13:43

Cape Town - A British judge on Wednesday ruled that Shrien Dewani should be extradited to South Africa to face charges for his wife’s murder.

District Judge Howard Riddle said that Dewani can be extradited, pending approval from the UK’s home secretary.

Riddle said that “only by going to stand trial can Dewani be acquitted & clear his name. That may improve his mental illness”.

The court was packed with a large media contingent, many of whom came from South Africa, as well as family of the accused and the deceased.

Dewani is accused of having his 28-year-old wife of just two weeks murdered in a hijacking while the couple were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. The Bristol businessman denies the charges.

Riddle looked into Dewani’s mental state, evidence presented about South African prisons, amongst other matters.

  • daaivark - 2011-08-10 13:47

    About time too.

      O-Kay - 2011-08-10 14:24

      Justice, I believe he is as guilty as sin! Let him come present his case and prove his innocence. Lying weakling

      realist - 2011-08-10 19:58

      The judge states that he has no doubt about the independence of the south african judicial system. Maybe somebody should tell him of the magical disappearance of zuma's 783 charges which were brought against him. Very independent judiciary. Yea, sure.

      MeeMoo - 2011-08-11 10:28

      YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Pollsmoor is waiting for you big boy...

  • static - 2011-08-10 13:47

    with all the riots there he might actually be safer here

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-10 14:32

      @ Real Deal - I'm British! And I agree! Oversized trash can!

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-10 14:49

      Yup, sorry to say this but i believe britian is going down fast right at this moment.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-10 16:16

      I get the feeling our own unemployed youth is about to do the same.....

      Virginia - 2011-08-10 16:57

      @ JOhncarlos, I think that all these countries where people are continuously getting grants and a free ride through life will riot if something is taken away from them. This country has the same problem, the youth think that the government has to see them through everything they do, its about time all these countries allowed their people to stand on their own two feet, then maybe when hard time do arrive they will know how to cope with less.

      realist - 2011-08-10 20:00

      Britain is com pletely stuffed up because of their liberal immigration policies. There is only one way forward: deport all foreigners.

  • Corradup - 2011-08-10 13:48

    Laat hy kom, sodat die hele wereld kan sien ons is bymagte om kriminele weg te bere

      Nintendo - 2011-08-10 14:17


      O-Kay - 2011-08-10 14:27

      Ek stem saam, laat Anni se familie uiteindelik voel en sien, dat iemand oor haar moord omgee.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-10 14:40

      Hy kry NET wat hy verdien, niks meer, niks minder.

      paypalawsuit - 2011-08-10 15:46

      dit is SA en as ons Afrikaans wil praat is dit ons reg.

  • MissGremlinSays - 2011-08-10 13:49

    Excellent. can we please try to not f*** it up.

  • Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-10 13:50

    Good decision. If he is guilty, may he rot in jail

  • bimbo - 2011-08-10 13:50

    Proberly the best news to comeout of the Uk in the last few days. What a relief for Anni's family and brilliant call by the judge when he said that coming to Sa and clearing his name would improve Dewani's mental health.

      LBS - 2011-08-10 14:19

      Exactly what I wanted to say, good for this Judge! May we have the pleasure of following this trial real soon. Dewani owes this to SA!

      LBS - 2011-08-10 14:20

      And I also sincerely wish that all these stupid comments like "Pappa wag vir jou" will come to an end now, it can do no good! Dewani's legal team will use precisely these kind of remarks to keep him away from here.

      camp.j - 2011-08-10 14:29

      @LBS have you ever heard the saying "farting against thunder?" Well if not, it's exactly what you are doing now. PEACE!

      Philip - 2011-08-10 19:14

      LBS I agree with you "Pappa wag vir jou" has become overused and boring.

  • Rene Jupp - 2011-08-10 13:51

    Time for Dewani to move to his future residence - Polsmoor JAIL

      Philip - 2011-08-10 19:05

      Yes Polsmoor gaol is busy getting his luxurious room ready for him.

  • Vulcha - 2011-08-10 13:51

    Did he really expect his "illness" to work?

      Bandit - 2011-08-10 14:15

      hey it worked for Shaik .... that muther is almost dead now. He claims he is now a Zombie

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-10 14:42

      the problem is he doesn't have the amount of cash to make Zoooma smile upon him so.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-08-10 13:52

    That man must come and face the music. I'll be singing "Umshini wami" outside the court.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-10 16:18

      What about your job?

      myancmyfutur - 2011-08-10 17:06

      I will take leave, """Mus' ukungibambezela"""

      Kraut - 2011-08-10 20:55

      Stupid're not even funny..troll

      Julie - 2011-08-11 09:03


  • BRONZE - 2011-08-10 13:53

    I don't care where they keep him as long as it's under lock n key otherwise this time he'll run to a country where we don't have an extradition treaty.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-08-10 13:53

    kwa kwa kwa Shrien...faking sick won't work here... having your trial in SA isn't what you should fear... it's your new boyfriend in jail! You tried to get your wife to look like just another crime victim in SA and make us look bad, face the music you stupid evil man!

      Jacques Jones - 2011-08-10 14:02

      faking sick might work...look at shabir

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-10 14:08

      Last I checked, being impotent isnt fatal, just I guess Shrien is outta luck!

      Quinton Trout - 2011-08-10 14:11

      What do you mean faking sick doesn't work here?? It worked damn well for Shabier!!!

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-10 14:14

      pls see above comment. :) he is a young man, had months to conjure some funky illness up to avoid jail but didn't..He is out of time and out of luck.

      Pints - 2011-08-10 14:27

      You think he made SA look bad? I've got news for you, pal: you're doing that all by yourselves.

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-10 14:46

      @Pints Criminals like Shrien try to utilize our crime problem to suit their own agendas. It makes him no better than the the rest of the criminals, whether he pulled the trigger or not. Yet another figure to add to our crime statistics...contributed by Shrien, not even a South African. Think further than the beer under your nose please. Let him be tried in a court here like the other idiots that were involved. If the shoe fits, wear it.

  • Normaldude - 2011-08-10 13:56

    Welcome to SA : Please ensure that you have a Soap on da Rope : Lol

  • Ann - 2011-08-10 13:59


  • zackie - 2011-08-10 14:00

    all that acting and he still gets sent back to SA to face up?

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-10 14:02

      give him a Razzie.... bad acting :)

  • zjv - 2011-08-10 14:01

    Let him face his future!! ZJV

  • Enuff - 2011-08-10 14:01

    Excellent news!! Anni's family must be so relieved at this step towards justice.

  • Wendy - 2011-08-10 14:04

    YES. That is the best news I have heard in a long long time.

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-10 14:05

    Good ol' and order is still the order of the day. Not like in RSA where a president couldn't care less if he clears his name or not.

  • truthseeker - 2011-08-10 14:06

    polsmoor prison... ouch!!!!

  • refilwe mashigo - 2011-08-10 14:08

    yyaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!!! feels like it's new years!! finally, when can we expect him??? *excited!*

  • Lynn - 2011-08-10 14:09

    About time

  • Ann - 2011-08-10 14:09

    Let's hope the UK's home secretary doesn't put a spanner in the works :) - "District Judge Howard Riddle said that Dewani can be extradited, pending approval from the UK’s home secretary." Regarding "his mental illness" being cured - well now that's another story totally - he has been faking for so long I think he believes he is ill. On the other hand, perhaps he is hoping that he might receive the same treatment as Shabir Sheik?

  • Die Bergie - 2011-08-10 14:10

    Does this mean I can't use the "if you send me to jail I will kill myself" defense when I kill people?

  • Enigma - 2011-08-10 14:11

    Finally something good for once has happened today. Now he'll feel the warm hands of this country in the Tjoekie. Papa has been waiting patiently and now the time has come for Dewani to meet his maker. Good job to the British judicial system, you deserve a "BELLS".

  • Nepster10 - 2011-08-10 14:11

    What a good judge: “only by going to stand trial can Dewani be acquitted & clear his name. That may improve his mental illness”.

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-10 14:13

    Well done, I hope he gets here soon.

  • ChrisW - 2011-08-10 14:14

    Best news I've had today. Even better than the house that was transferred into my name today.

  • Moxie69 - 2011-08-10 14:15

    Some of you have really posted some foolish and irresponsible comments. Don't you realise that comments like you are making about "babba" help to strengthen Dewanis case for him not to return??

  • anna - 2011-08-10 14:16

    @ camp.j,Taboo,Currie_Mafia et guys seem very au fait with the way things are done mmmmmmmmmmmm..........?

  • Antonio Ashley Morientes - 2011-08-10 14:19

    In South Africa criminals don't go to jail only the innocent ones. Let's count how many poeple we know are supposed to be in jail but are at large? The list goes on and on but as for the innocent ones, there's no wasting of time to study the reports ( as in the case of Thuli Madonsela's) and so on and so forth. They are pronounced guilty by the arresting officers and going to court is just a formality.

  • Enuff - 2011-08-10 14:20

    A question - does he get to file an appeal against this decision?

  • Misszit - 2011-08-10 14:21

    the extradition will surely CLEAR his mind, when in SA he will regain his memory and be reminded EXCATLY what happened and how it happenned.

  • Not Black - 2011-08-10 14:22

    PLEASE let us all pray that our "MONKEY" POLICE COMMISSIONER keeps his mouth TOTALLY SHUT, as he could once again RUIN the chances of this extradition. I am allowed to call Cele "MONKEY", as I can withdraw this 6 months later? If he can do so, then so can I.

  • Nawe - 2011-08-10 14:25


  • Greg - 2011-08-10 14:27

    Excellent lets give the Court a chance to do their job.

  • kiwi - 2011-08-10 14:29

    yippppeeeee KY GEL

  • Zenzele - 2011-08-10 14:29

    Well judged, Judge. He must go and clear his name if he thinks he is clean. Did he feel sorry for the poor woman who was betrayed by his own husband, thinking that she was loved. If I were this man I will be really be ashamed of myself if its true that he was involved.

  • Michael - 2011-08-10 14:29

    The Law must take its course.There must b justice for Anni Dewani.She was an innocent victim.

  • Janine - 2011-08-10 14:30

    Excellent news! Let's hope that the courts here do their job properly.

  • Gavin - 2011-08-10 14:30

    Let justice now take its course - we should get old sparky out and dust him off, just in case.

  • eidel - 2011-08-10 14:30

    Justice will prevail. He will probably be held in a single cell due to the international flavour of the case!

  • Shiraz7866 - 2011-08-10 14:31

    Now Shrien wont need to pay for gay sex, he will get it for free in prison !!!

  • LP - 2011-08-10 14:31

    To the other LP (underlined) I think you better change your ID as I have had the use of this pseudonym since about 2000. People that know the "original" LP are going to get confused and I am not going to be impressed if any "funnies" are posted.

  • Baddaboom - 2011-08-10 14:34

    hahahaha awesome bring the murdering pig back here... so that he can meet all his new friends in jail!!!

  • Linda - 2011-08-10 14:36

    Well done to the SA team for convincing the Brit court....just in time for Women's Month. Now let's see some justice.

  • ryn - 2011-08-10 14:38

    Please dont waste your 5cents, the defence attorney isnt bothered with news24 comments, and besides he is coming anyway, if he is guilty he deserves his punishment, lets just hope he is guilty i guess!

  • Garth - 2011-08-10 14:39

    I am so happy the UK have put faith in our judicial system. Mr. Dewani will get a fair trail is SA and only after being proven guilty should he be suitably punished and he should not get any preferential treatment in Jail as he will then be proven to be a criminal. If he is not involved then he has nothing to worry about as he will be suitably looked after during and while awaiting trail. Just hope he is truthful as the truth will always set you free. Let's get closure as soon as possible. Only hope the Home Secretary is not going to delay this matter any further.

  • Robert - 2011-08-10 14:40

    I am pleased that the courts in the UK made the right judgement. But I am concerned at some of the comments being made here. Most of the people here seem really mentally damaged. What if this guy was YOUR brother, father husband or son? Please people lets not become animals. Let justice find the answers.

  • domsie - 2011-08-10 14:48

    Great News that this has been approved ! Well done to the SA Government for not letting this poephol off the hook !

  • Tebogo - 2011-08-10 14:50

    Finally, glad that he will stand trial like any other accused person in SA. If he is found guilty he must serve his term in SA. He must receive the same treatment that every other convicted crimal gets in SA no special preferences and treatment like someone i know who is supposed to be dead but still alive.