Shrien Dewani could face extradition to South Africa for trial over wife's murder this summer as health improves
British businessman no longer suicidal and depression is moderate, according to psychiatrists
Shrien Dewani could face extradition, to stand trial for killing his bride, this summer after psychiatrists reported that his mental condition had improved significantly.
The 33-year-old British businessman, who has consistently denied arranging the murder of his wife Anni on honeymoon, has been fighting extradition to South Africa for more than two years because of severe post traumatic stress disorder.
But today a hearing before Westminster Magistrates' Court was told that psychiatrists now assessed that his PTSD was moderate, as was his depression. He was no longer suicidal, they added, though there was nothing to guarantee he would not “impulsively self-harm”.
As a result they deemed that he would be fit enough to go ahead with a July extradition hearing, which will further assess his mental health as well as what facilities would be available in South Africa.
Mr Dewani and his 28-year-old wife were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010 when they were held at gunpoint by two men after taking a night time taxi ride through the township of Gugulethu. While the taxi driver Zola Tongo and the groom were forced from the car unharmed, Mrs Dewani’s body was discovered the next day in the abandoned car. The driver and two attackers, who claim Mr Dewani arranged the hit, have since been found or pleaded guilty and received lengthy jail terms in South Africa.
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