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UK approves Shrien Dewani extradition

AFP/The Local · 28 Sep 2011, 17:13

Published: 28 Sep 2011 17:13 GMT+02:00

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A British judge ruled on August 10th that Dewani could be extradited, but said the final decision rested with the home secretary. Dewani now has 14 days to appeal to the high court, a Home Office statement said.

"On Monday 26 September the home secretary, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed an order for Shrien Prakash Dewani's extradition to South Africa," the statement said.

"Mr Dewani now has the opportunity, within 14 days, to appeal to the High Court against the decision of the district judge and/or the home secretary."

Dewani, 31, now being treated in a mental hospital for depression and stress, is accused of murdering his new bride Anni while they visited Cape Town in November.

The newlyweds were being driven through a dangerous part of Cape Town when their taxi was hijacked. Dewani was thrown out of the vehicle while his wife was driven off and shot dead.

Driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years after turning state witness and pleaded guilty to his part in the killing. He claimed Dewani had ordered the shooting and paid him, but Dewani denies any wrongdoing.

Dewani, a businessman from Bristol in southwest England, has fought

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extradition proceedings, arguing that he is too unwell.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:37 September 28, 2011 by jamesblish
Mental hospital and stress... yeah, I bet he's stressed. He's about to get a life sentence. Glad the a-hole will see justice.
20:34 September 28, 2011 by faizans80
what a place to do the murder !!! capeTown, it must be very easy to hire a killer !! Intellegent guy !!
21:21 September 28, 2011 by bells on the knight
shot without rape or burglary in SA? kiss my behind

businessman? a bankrupt one too.

this geezer is as guilt as it gets
10:21 September 30, 2011 by Meatball
The minute this story came to light everyone in South Africa knew it was a setup! As knight says there is no way she would be shot without being raped and him get thrown out the window...how convenient haha. South Africans are wisened up to crime....everyone is a policeman/detective/lawyer in the making.

He deserves to sit in jail with the world's most hardened criminals....
21:38 February 10, 2012 by sureiam
I still wonder what was the motive of this guy killing his bride ???
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