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7 April 2014

South Africa: Dewani Expected to Land in SA Tomorrow

South Africa's National prosecuting authority said Tuesday that British businessman Shrien Dewani - who is expected to be formally charged with ... ( Resource: Dewani In S. Africa, Expected To Be Charged With Murder

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday morning before making a brief appearance at the Western Cape High Court.

He is being extradited from the United Kingdom to be charged with the murder of his wife, Anni Dewani, which happened in 2010 in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Dewani is accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife while on honeymoon. He claims he and his wife were kidnapped at gunpoint as they drove through Gugulethu, and that he was released unharmed.

Before the trial, Dewani will first undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

If he is not fit to stand trial within 18 months, he will be returned to the UK, as agreed by the British and South African authorities.

He has been fighting removal from the UK until he has recovered from mental health problems, including severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Three men are already serving lengthy jail sentences for their part in the killing.

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