Treat Dewani in SA - Anni's family

2012-04-23 08:39

Johannesburg - Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani should be treated for his psychological disorder in South Africa, says the uncle of his slain wife Anni Dewani.

"If South African health practitioners can help someone with a brain tumour, then they deserve a chance to fix someone with post-traumatic stress disorder," Ashok Hindocha told The Star newspaper.

"If they can treat a brain tumour, then they can treat someone with psychological problems," he said.

South Africa is trying to extradite Anni's husband, businessman Dewani, from the United Kingdom to stand trial for her murder.

An order for his extradition was signed by the UK secretary of state in September, but Britain's High Court temporarily halted the extradition on mental health grounds, saying it would be "unjust and oppressive".

He would be extradited to South Africa as soon as he was fit.

Family 'suffering'

Anni, 28, was shot dead in an apparent car hijacking while she and her husband were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

Last week, a Cape Town court heard that one of Dewani's co-accused, Xolile Mngeni, was not psychologically fit to stand trial because of a brain tumour.

Meanwhile, Anni Dewani’s father, Vinod Hindocha, has reportedly said the family is frustrated by the continuing delays in the court cases for the men accused of killing her.

"I believe these three cases are linked. I believe one has an effect on the other. They are thinking of one person's health; what about our health, our suffering? No one is thinking about that," he told The Times.

  • IAnon - 2012-04-23 08:52

    Great Idea - Pappa's hands will NEVER let him go !

  • Xavier7034 - 2012-04-23 09:18

    Schabir Shaik had TOP NOTCH treatment in prison - in fact he spent most of his time there whilst "dying".......Dewani could even arrange for his RENT boys to visit him to help with his delicate psychological imbalance.....

  • Schmee - 2012-04-23 09:18

    I'm surprised that Anni's family hasn't cracked yet. They deserve to have the answers. Their lives are on hold and that's not fair on them. These guys did not spare a thought before they killed Anni or had her killed. I wish the justice system would spare Anni's relatives a thought.

  • Louise-Roger - 2012-04-23 09:33

    Of course he'll get good treatment in SA, how long is this dude going to sham the UK authorities. There must be a time limit to recover. Her family must keep up the pressure.

  • Nirosha - 2012-04-23 10:05

    I can't believe its taking this long to get him back here. Maybe it will be worth the wait and he will finally get whats coming to him.

  • david.madisha - 2012-04-23 10:35

    He must come down n face the music......we are talking about murder here!!!

  • Tanie - 2012-04-23 10:36

    Well,the South African Doctors and Nurses are the ones looking after him in the UK.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-23 10:52

      GOOD point @thecock!!!

  • Lucille - 2012-04-23 13:44

    my heart goes out to Anni's family, they must be going through such hell!!! Why is stress even a consideration for facing justice... I mean all murder accused are stressed!!!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-23 13:48

    Here he will have to pay for his medication. I wonder if he would want to do that.

  • Christina - 2012-04-23 15:40

    he should have never left S.Africa after the murder in the 1st place. how did he leave when the wife was murdered, he must not play sick cards now he knows what he did, he must pay.

  • edwin.nengovhela - 2012-04-24 02:29

    He should face the music like mubarak who attend court while on strecher, what is the different if Dewani can even walk.

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