Shrien Dewani to be extradited to SA

2013-07-24 11:21

Johannesburg - Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for the murder of his wife, a UK court ruled on Wednesday.

A Westminister Magistrate’s Court judge said in his ruling that the risk of Shrien Dewani committing suicide if extradited to South Africa have diminished and Dewani would receive medical care there.

Judge Howard Riddle said in his ruling: "The journey to South Africa will be difficult for Dewani but he will manage it."

He said if Dewani is extradited he would not be held in prison. He would either be bailed or admitted to a mental health unit.

Dewani is accused of masterminding the murder of his wife Anni Dewani in November 2010.

Dewani now has 14 days to appeal the court's decision.

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-07-24 11:23

    and the prodigal son returns!

      Mike Lucejko - 2013-07-24 11:27

      At last !! "Justice will be done" !!

      Severiano Vorster - 2013-07-24 11:28

      Papa wag vir hom .....!

      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-24 11:30

      As Dewani skuldig bevind word moet hulle hom stuur na die 'ROOI HEL' North End tronk in Port Elizabeth.

      IAnon Ym - 2013-07-24 11:34

      Welcome Back Shrien-Shrien :)

      Gya - 2013-07-24 11:35

      He will also use the waterkloof base I think

      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-24 11:36

      Die bandiete wag vir jou Dewani...

      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-24 11:41

      Hey Shrien bring me something nice from Harrods please will you...And please officials watch out for Shrien's nervous breakdown riot act to kick in.

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-07-24 11:42

      YEBOYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Of course, let's not get too happy for the moment. He'll appeal to a higher court and if that fails to the European Court of Human rights and if that fails he'll take an overdose of sleeping - pills once again to show that he's suffering from ptsd and suicidal! What a palava!

      Timothy Whyte - 2013-07-24 11:42

      This is the time for SA to shine to show our NPA can not screw it up with the world watching with two of the biggest court cases of the century Diwani and Oscar Pistories

      Thadelphukem - 2013-07-24 11:48

      Brilliant news... Well done to the legal team fighting for SA to get him back here, a job well done!! Dewani, its time for you to pay for your role in your wife's death... Soon you soon... Bwhahahahahahahahahaha

      BuksBurger - 2013-07-24 12:03

      Don't expect to have him back soon. He still can appeal within 14 days and then the appeal process have to go its course. he probably would lose that but it might be years, before he actually get his dues.

      Eterni80 - 2013-07-24 12:03

      Dewani now has 14 days to appeal the court's decision - this one isn't in the bag just yet.

      Bheki Dladla - 2013-07-24 12:26

      The fools who THUMBS down us all must be Dewani's family members!!

      Sekalf Nroc - 2013-07-24 12:28

      they will appeal and it will drag on for another year...

      Walter Tgsa - 2013-07-24 12:30

      He will never be back, unfortunately. He will appeal and appeal and appeal, the family has enough money...

      Unknown - 2013-07-24 12:33

      Pollsmoor beckons. Only place for filth like that... I'm sure the numbers gang will love his looks.

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-07-24 12:37

      But he will appeal to the High Court and the Europian Court of Human Rights, so we won't see him on our shores anytime soon.

      Itumeleng Mogaki - 2013-07-24 12:41

      Is it only me who thinks a make-up artist has been busy giving him this dishevelled look. #Stolen. Hahaha. Bring him back to face the music.

      Mr Badbones - 2013-07-24 13:02

      YIHAAAAAAAAAAA ....... good stuff ...... Babba is waiting for him .....

      Sandile Soga - 2013-07-24 13:27

      @Jack Tig...Lol!!! What a South African!!

      Marek Pietkun - 2013-07-24 14:09

      Not so fast people - hi is not coming to SA! Appeal, than another appeal and so on.....

  • Janicemcmaster - 2013-07-24 11:24


      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-24 11:34

      The Devil is in the detail...

      Storm Eddings - 2013-07-24 11:35

      Here, have my like!

      Lee Parker - 2013-07-24 12:15

      You are mad

      Peace Sol - 2013-07-24 12:31

      I doubt he'll be coming back anytime soon,he is going to exhaust his legal options first.

      Sreggin Mad - 2013-07-24 12:43

      Pack lots of Vaseline son.

      thozi - 2013-07-24 21:45

      Our revered visitor... he might hit our shores again. I can't wait to welcome him open handcuffs.

  • Bheki Dladla - 2013-07-24 11:24


      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-07-24 12:11

      he is going to be a female in Polsmor prison... hahahahahaaa

      Bheki Dladla - 2013-07-24 12:33

      Judge Howard Riddle deserves a BELLS!!

      Sekalf Nroc - 2013-07-24 12:36

      The UK government would never allow for him to be locked up at Pollsmor...Nevertheless just the thought of it will fill his pants!

      Bheki Dladla - 2013-07-24 12:43

      we gonna win every bit of this case. he really took us for granted and he will get what he deserves.

  • Sean Otto - 2013-07-24 11:24

    About time.

  • Shahieda Swanepoel - 2013-07-24 11:25

    Fantastic news..

  • Nun Chuck - 2013-07-24 11:25

    Finally! I suspect when he leaves England he won't be returning anytime soon.

      Rodney Bevan - 2013-07-24 11:57

      It took a while, now I'd like to see comments from all those who insisted the UK would never send him back and there were many when this story first broke.

  • Bob Small - 2013-07-24 11:25

    Whoop whoop....Bring it on ....!

      Lee Parker - 2013-07-24 12:15

      Bring what on. Why are you so happy

  • Abongile S. Ngozi - 2013-07-24 11:26

    Zwakala ngeneno Shrien Dewani. Pollsmoor ikulindile

      Balloo Bear - 2013-07-24 11:36

      dude I dont know what you said but yup it's going to sting...

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-07-24 11:46

      @Balloo: "C'mon over, Shrien Dewani, Pollsmor is waiting for you!" Pollsmor doesn't sting, it bites!

      Balloo Bear - 2013-07-24 15:36

      to true mr.Botha wahaha

  • Nontuthuzelo Fergie Ka Jolingana - 2013-07-24 11:26

    abt damn time.

  • Bri - 2013-07-24 11:26

    Whoop!! Whoop!! - that is great news. Now South Africa just needs to do what is right. Let's not let this be a travesty of justice.

  • Leonard Rom - 2013-07-24 11:27

    i hope you get what is coming !!!!!!!!!!

  • Renee Ferreira - 2013-07-24 11:28

    Good news.

  • Eugene Fourie - 2013-07-24 11:28

    let's hope the NPA doesn't drop the ball on this one too...

  • Jaco Grobbelaar - 2013-07-24 11:28

    Papa wag vir djou.

      Wayne Edwards - 2013-07-24 12:17

      en die hele Gang

  • Joshio Craig Fisher - 2013-07-24 11:29

    Let see....I think Shrien will now unsuccessful attempt suicide delaying his deportation to SA.

  • Lisa Harvey - 2013-07-24 11:29

    ooooooo boy, Karma, comes to bite you in the ass :-)

      Brenton Francis - 2013-07-24 11:49

      More like papa,comes to nail you at night lol

  • Andre de Leeuw - 2013-07-24 11:29

    Bring some lube! justice will be swift!

      Wayne Edwards - 2013-07-24 12:14

      he's going to a bird house, no jacket required

  • Ndoyisile - 2013-07-24 11:29

    Very interesting developments. He must come and proof his innocent , we will treat him as innocent till proven otherwise.

  • Natalie Nefdt Pennel - 2013-07-24 11:31

    Why was he ever allowed to leave in the first place?

      Wayne Edwards - 2013-07-24 12:13

      cause the South African justice system is flawed

      Natalie Nefdt Pennel - 2013-07-24 12:29

      Why would trolls 'thumbs down' a question? My poor mind boggles. Shame.

  • Sharon Elmira - 2013-07-24 11:31

    Good news!!!!!!!!!

  • Riana Bruyns-Lombard - 2013-07-24 11:31

    Fantastic news!!!

  • Lyndon Jacobs - 2013-07-24 11:33

    Remember this is the South African legal system. He could still easily get off this case. Our legal system has the track record especially with prominent cases

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:33

    Giving him bail would mean he is out of the country the next day. Valkenburg is good enough for South Africans and it is good enough for him. Only thing is I don't think they have a manicurist on duty.

  • Thato Loeto - 2013-07-24 11:34

    Yes!!! Bring him here let's give him the 5 star treatment he deserves- as if our serious crime situation here in SA was not enough- *thinking of all the tourist cancellations because of his alleged evil deeds* .... tell them that South Africa is a tourist destination not a spouse disposal site***

  • Roger Jenkins - 2013-07-24 11:35

    I am sure he will appeal this judgement. It took 10 years to get Abukatada?? out of the UK.

  • Simangele Mazibuko Ngombane - 2013-07-24 11:35

    It can only be fair for the family of the late Anni. Shrien must come and prove that he was not part of the murder and show that he has nothing to hide.

  • Xolile Namane - 2013-07-24 11:36

    Brings tears to my eyes,the joy am feeling right now

  • Happy Moloto - 2013-07-24 11:36

    Welcome back to the motherland son..We have been expecting you..The rainbow prison population is not that bad except for few boys who enjoy doing just need to act like a lunatic and keep a bad smell on your body..i swear they will leave you alone..

  • Jan Magolego - 2013-07-24 11:38

    Thts a relief cause its long over due.i hope justice gets served

  • Susan Gunning - 2013-07-24 11:38

    read the last sentence.... "Dewani now has 14 days to appeal the court's decision." he is not going much as we all would like him here. if he can kill his own wife, im sure he will make a way of not coming here.

      Robbie - 2013-07-24 11:48

      You are so right Susan. Here comes another appeal!!!!

  • Sipho Tshabalala - 2013-07-24 11:38

    I think when you kill sme1 dat person never eva rests easy in their grave untill they sort you out even if it takes 10 years eventually ur doings will catch with you.

  • Harry Strandloper - 2013-07-24 11:40

    great news!

  • Xanavin von Buchenroder - 2013-07-24 11:40

    Shrien - PaPa Wag Vir Jou in Pollsmoor!!!

  • Sharron Forsyth - 2013-07-24 11:41

    I sure as hell hope he is paying all these legal fees in the UK. The tax payer has enough to worry about keeping all the scroungers in benefits!

  • Jones Malwela Mosima - 2013-07-24 11:41

    The UK, this people are so civilized. Atleast there is some collaboration.

  • willbeonekenobi - 2013-07-24 11:41


  • Jimmy Don - 2013-07-24 11:41

    Great news! I'm not sure about the exact quote but I believe it goes something like this " Justice is a dish best served cold" or something like that.

      Carolyn Sims-Handcock - 2013-07-24 12:33

      Revenge is - hopefully not the same thing as justice - haha

  • Mokantane Christian Lekgothoane - 2013-07-24 11:43

    Welcome back buddy.

  • Randy Kruger - 2013-07-24 11:45

    "Music to my ears" said one criminal in Sun City

  • nkululeko.zulu.5 - 2013-07-24 11:46

    My friend no one gets away with murder in this country, except Fraud and Corruption!!!

  • patrick.masseyhicks - 2013-07-24 11:46

    About bloody time

  • Yugan Naidoo - 2013-07-24 11:46

    Justice at last

  • Sabiha Lockhat - 2013-07-24 11:47

    NOT FAIR should he be extradited he would not be held in prison. He would either be bailed or admitted to a mental health unit.

  • Moni Morena - 2013-07-24 11:49


  • Ian Schietekat - 2013-07-24 11:49

    At long last!

  • Stefan Van Der Spuy - 2013-07-24 11:51

    I find the indirect (and not so indirect) referrals to the rapes that take place in SA prisons quite disgusting. Every person should have the right to security, even in prison. Don't let it bite you and the police lock you up by mistake one night... You might then just regret that better security measures aren't in place...

      Hlanganani Ndlovu - 2013-07-24 12:11

      well said Stef..i wonder why ppl regard this rape as a joke !

      Cindy Naude - 2013-07-24 13:37

      couldn't agree more Stefan.. it's disturbing to say the least.

      Ryan Lockwood - 2013-07-24 15:28

      I also agree Stefan. I am not a defender of Dewani, but he sure as shoot deserves his day in court, and without the emotive threats of rape and violence that the writers on this page seem to wish upon him, assuming him guilty attempting to prove innocence.

      Ryan Lockwood - 2013-07-24 15:29

      **before he attempts to prove his innocence

  • Jacques Shreky Stander - 2013-07-24 11:51

    Justice ....... Wheels turns slowly ,but at least it turns ...... Even if you have lots of money..... Well !!! Not for Za,Shaik and Friends !!! :-(

  • Lyfstyle Lakhe Ngcitshane Nompehle - 2013-07-24 11:51

    He should come to stand for a trial in SA, and serve the sentence in SA jail too...

  • Narwahl Fortune - 2013-07-24 11:53

    about time

  • Mpho Davis - 2013-07-24 11:53