Shrien Dewani remanded in custody by South African court

Shrien Dewani has been remanded in custody until May 12 after a court appearance in South Africa. He denies the murder of his wife Anni on their honeymoon.

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Shrien Dewani 'committed to proving innocence'

The family of Shrien Dewani have released a statement following his first appearance at a South African court:

Shrien remains committed to proving his innocence in a court of law and uncovering the truth behind his wife’s murder.

The extradition process has resulted in a number of assurances being provided by the South African authorities in relation to his continued hospital treatment.

We are grateful to the South African authorities for these assurances.

Shrien's family and his legal team have every confidence in the South African judicial system.

We look forward to his health improving, his name being cleared and there being an end to this legal trauma for all involved.

We recognise the widespread public interest in this case but respect the proper place for its resolution to be the South African Courts.

– Statement from the Dewani family


Shrien Dewani remanded in custody until May 12

ITV News reporter Rob Murphy is at Western Cape High Court:

Shrien Dewani arrives in Cape Town on 'private' flight

Shrien Dewani, the husband of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani, has arrived in Cape Town ahead of a court appearance this morning.


Shrien Dewani set for South Africa court appearance

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani will arrive in South Africa today after he was extradited from the UK.

The millionaire businessman, who is expected to appear in a Cape Town court this morning, is accused of ordering the murder of his new wife Anni.

Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni. Credit: PA

She died after being shot in the neck as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.

Dewani has been involved in a protracted legal battle against extradition on the grounds that he has mental health problems.

However, Scotland Yard confirmed last night that the businessman was flown from Bristol to South Africa accompanied by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Extradition Unit.

Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani extradited to South Africa tonight

Shrien Prakash Dewani has been been extradited from the UK to South Africa, the Met Police have confirmed. The 34-year-old was taken from Fromeside Hospital in Bristol to Bristol Airport accompanied by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Extradition Unit.

Shrien Prakash Dewani Anni Dewani. Credit: PA

Officers were met at the airport by representatives from the South African authorities who have escorted him on the flight to South Africa.

Dewani was originally arrested by officers from the Extradition Unit on December, 7, 2010 under a provisional arrest warrant issued earlier on the same evening, at the request of the South African authorities, on suspicion of conspiring to murder Anni Dewani.

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