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Shrien Dewani remanded in custody until May 12

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


Dewani appeared in dark suit and black tie. He looled nervous and disorientated. Remanded in custody till May 12.


He willbe kept mp bat Valkenburg Hospital for assessment of his mental illness.


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Shrien Dewani arrives in court in South Africa

It has been confirmed that Shrien Dewani has arrived at West Cape High Court in Cape Town South Africa.

Mr Dewani is accused of planning the murder of his wife Anni while they were on their honeymoon.

He was extradited from the UK last night. South African authorities chartered a private plane to transport him.

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.


Away from Pretoria, SA authorities confirm that Shrien Dewani has arrived in Cape Town with doctor, nurse, police and Interpol officers


Authorities chose not to use a commercial flight "as his identity is well known. His peculiar medical condition needed to be monitored"


South African authorities used a private aircraft for medical and security reasons. They wanted to ensure his journey was "hazard free"

Dewani 'on private chartered plane to Cape Town'

Shrien Dewani, the husband of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani, has boarded a private plane to Cape Town, eCNA News journalist Leigh-Anne Jansen reported:

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.

Read: Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani extradited

Anni Dewani's family 'need justice' as extradition set

Relatives of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani have said they "need justice" as her widower looks set to be extradited to South Africa to face trial over her death.

Shrien Dewani and Anni Dewani. Credit: Bristol Evening Post/PA

Today, Mrs Dewani's uncle, Ashok Hindocha, said: "From today and onwards this case will be about Anni. Until now it hasn't been about what really happened to her.

"The justice system is the way it is. Obviously we were extremely surprised that it took such a long time.

"There is one nation, one powerful nation called the United Kingdom, that has a treaty with South Africa. That treaty was challenged, so we are happy that it went through. Unfortunately it took a long time."

Anni Dewani's family: 'We want answers'

Relatives of Anni Dewani have been talking at a news conference ahead of Shrien Dewani's expected extradition to South Africa.

ITV News reporter Sejal Karia is there:


"I would say I'm happy...I'm delighted this (trial) is one step forward" Anish, Anni's brother. #Dewani


It's been "torture" - the last 3 and a half years. "We want answers" - Ashok Hindocha #Dewani

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