British millionaire accused of murdering new wife extradited to South Africa

The extradition of British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani was delayed due to hospitalization in England for mental health issues. His extradition is dependent upon his mental fitness to stand trial.
By JC Finley   |   April 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM   |   Comments

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 8 (UPI) -- British millionaire and businessman Shrien Dewani was extradited to South Africa to face trial for the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in 2010.

Dewani was expected to appear in a Cape Town court on Tuesday to face charges that he hired hit men to kill his wife, 28 year-old Anni Dewani, as she was riding in a taxi in Cape Town two weeks after their wedding.

The taxi driver, Zola Tongo, confessed in 2010 that Dewani paid him to stage a carjacking and kill his wife. Tongo was sentenced to 18 years in prison, and his two accomplices were also given lengthy sentences.

Dewani's extradition from England was delayed due to his hospitalization for mental health issues that apparently included depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Under the terms of his extradition, Dewani will be returned to the United Kingdom if he is found unfit to stand trial in the next 18 months.


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