A British judge on Monday set the murder suspect's extradition hearing for July after hearing that Dewani is now a "husk" of a man who suffers flashbacks of the night his bride was killed. Dewani, who is being treated at a psychiatric hospital for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, had his extradition halted in March on mental health grounds, and a judge ruled Monday that he needs several more months to recover. His year-old wife Anni, a Swede of Indian origin, was shot dead in November during an apparent car hijacking in Cape Town just two weeks after the Hindu couple's wedding.
South Africa British businessman Shrien Dewani has flown out of South Africa, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon. Mr Dewani walked free from the Cape Town high court on Monday after a shock judgement saw him cleared him of hiring hitmen to murder year-old Anni Dewani nee Hindocha during their honeymoon in November Prosecutors said Mr Dewani wanted his wife killed because he was gay and felt trapped into marriage by family pressures.
Mr Dewani told the court in a written statement at the start of the trial that he is bisexual and admitted having sex with male prostitutes, but said he loved Anni.
Western Cape High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso said the state's evidence had "fallen far below" the level needed to secure a conviction. She said testimony by two men jailed for Anni's murder that Mr Dewani had masterminded the plan was "improbable" and full of contradictions and lies.
The judge conceded there were "a number of unanswered questions" about the murder, but said it would be unjust to force Mr Dewani to testify in his own defence simply in the hope that he would incriminate himself. Anni Dewani's family said after the acquittal it planned to sue Mr Dewani.
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|email this article||Shrien Dewani and Anni Dewani Veena Venugopal As long as the Indian marriage is seen as a mandatory symbol of sexual normalcy and a character certificate, torture, abuse and a callous indifference to real needs will be its pillars The Indian marriage, which has for long been identifiable with its distinctive stench of charred flesh, is now standing trial in South Africa and looking as unspeakably ugly as it always has. They go to South Africa on their honeymoon where, in an apparent car-jacking, Anni is murdered.|
|Of Indian marriages and Indian values - The Hindu BusinessLine||British businessman Shrien Dewani centre arrives at Cape Town International Airport on December 9, More British businessman Shrien Dewani flew out of South Africa on Tuesday, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon in a case that captured international attention.|
|NRIs in News||Dewani remains near his family home in Bristol, fighting an expensive legal battle against extradition.|
They said she would never have married him if she had known about "his secret sex life with male prostitutes". But he was sent back to South Africa in April, where he was found fit to stand trial. He was held at the Valkenberg psychiatric hospital for the duration of the trial.
AFP First posted December 10, British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, was postponed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. effect the kidnapping, robbery and murder of the deceased, Anni Dewani, and in that, according to the conspiracy agreement, the Accused would provide payment to the perpetrators as well as to Tongo for the kidnapping, robbery and murder of the deceased, Anni Dewani".
Theresa May faced down the hard Brexiteers in her Cabinet by warning them that they should swing behind her customs union plan – or risk the chaos of a ‘no deal’. In the weeks following Anni’s murder, and in the wake of a tide of negative press sentiment against Shrien and the Dewani family’s business (PSP Care Homes), the Dewani family appointed Max Clifford, a UK based publicist, to act as a PR agent.
Rushed plan. Mr Dewani would have had less than half an hour to arrange the whole plot with taxi driver Zola Tongo, a man he had never met before he arrived in Cape Town for his honeymoon. The kidnapping and robbery were part of the plan to make it appear that this was a random criminal act, unconnected to Shrien Dewani.
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