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It is the South African state's case that Shrien Dewani conspired with Cape Town residents Zola Tongo, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni to kill his wife.
- Tongo, Qwabe, and Mngeni are already serving jail terms in connection with the murder.
- Dewani said he and his wife Anni were kidnapped at gunpoint as they drove through Gugulethu in Cape Town in a taxi in November 2010.
- He was released unharmed, but his wife's body was found in the abandoned car the next day. She had been shot dead.
- Following a protracted legal battle over the seriousness of his mental health problems, Dewani was extradited from the UK in April.
- He is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.
Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani has been found fit to stand trial in a move his wife's sister hailed as "a huge step in the right direction".
A mental health panel in South Africa unanimously decided that the 34-year-old businessman is not mentally ill and should be tried in October for Anni Dewani's murder in Cape Town.
Her sister Ami Denborg said:
Dewani, whose family attended court, is expected to appear again on September 9 for a pre-trial hearing, before his trial starts on October 6.
The British businessman accused of organising the murder of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa is set to face trial in October.
Shrien Dewani was today declared fit to stand trial after a panel of three psychiatrists and a clinical psychologist assessed his mental health and concluded that he was not mentally ill.
Dewani, from Bristol, is accused of paying three men to kill Anni Dewani during the couple's honeymoon, which he denies.
Dewani was extradited from the UK to face trial charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.
He previously appeared at Western Cape High Court on June 20 after receiving treatment at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town since April. He had been detained for observation ahead of today's court appearance.
Before his extradition, Dewani was detained in a hospital in Britain for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani was today declared mentally fit to stand trial at a court in South Africa, AFP Africa has reported.
The millionaire businessman's new wife Anni Dewani died when she was shot in the neck as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.