Shrien Dewani, a British businessman who allegedly hired an assassin to kill his wife while on their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010 will be extradited to Cape Town April 7, according to a report in TheWeek.
Anni Dewani, 28, was shot in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November, 2010. Three men have already been convicted in her death. South African Xolile Mngeni was convicted of premeditated murder, taxi driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years after admitting his part in the killing and accomplice Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to murder and got a 25-year prison sentence. Shrien denies charges of involvement.
The Bristol man, 33, is expected to leave the U.K. after losing his appeal against extradition early this month.
Dewani has been treated for post-traumatic stress and depression in the years since Anni died. He was first extradited in August 2010, but seven months later the High Court in London ruled it would be “unjust and oppressive” to send him to South Africa until he had overcome his mental health problems.
Anni’s uncle, Ashok Hindocha, told reporters the family had waited a long time for justice. “We thought at the beginning that this is going to be a very quick case where Shrien would fly down to South Africa and stand trial and answer all the questions,” he said.
After the latest extradition ruling, Anni’s father, Vinod Hindocha told reporters outside the Royal Courts of Justice: “We are quite happy with the decision and we hope to get the answers that we have been seeking for the past three and a half years. I really don’t know what happened to my daughter. We need answers. We hope to get justice.”
Shrien’s British family welcomed a BBC TV documentary, “The Honeymoon Murder: Who Killed Anni Dewani?” because it casts doubt on the evidence against him, TheWeek reports.
Anni’s family, however, made a formal complaint about the BBC documentary –released September, 2013 — saying the issues should be debated in court, not on TV.
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