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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


Anni Dewani's brother: 'It has been a nightmare'

The brother of a bride who was murdered on her honeymoon has described the three years since her murder as "a nightmare" and told Daybreak they had been unable to start the grieving process.

Anish Hindocha said he was unable to sleep at night and his "only focus" was "getting justice" for his sister Anni, who was 28 when she was killed while on holiday in South Africa.

Shrien Dewani, Anni's newlywed husband, will reportedly be flown to South Africa today to face trial. He stands accused of ordering the killing.

Shrien Dewani 'set to be extradited to South Africa'

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is reportedly set to be flown out of the UK this evening.

Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni.

The 34-year-old is accused of ordering the murder of his 28-year-old wife Anni in November 2010, who was shot as the couple travelled in a taxi through the Gugulethu township while they were on honeymoon.

He will reportedly fly from London Heathrow Airport tonight and arrive in Cape Town the following morning, where he will be taken straight to a court hearing.

The care home owner is expected to appear at Western Cape High Court in Cape Town for a brief hearing tomorrow morning. His mental health will then be assessed by a doctor.

Dewani's lawyers had argued that he should not be forced from the UK until he had recovered from mental health problems but judges at the High Court rejected his case.

Shrien Dewani due to be flown out of UK this week

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is due to be flown out of the UK this week at the end of his long-fought legal battle against extradition.

File photo of Shrien Dewani Credit: PA

The 34-year-old will reportedly fly from London Heathrow Airport tomorrow night, arriving in Cape Town the following morning.

He is then set to be taken straight to a court hearing at Western Cape High Court, and his mental health will then be assessed by a doctor.

Watch: Anni's family 'relieved' Dewani set to be extradited

It is expected that he will be treated at the Valkenberg hospital while awaiting trial, with reports from South African suggesting that security at the facility, where a number of notorious criminals are held, has been heightened in anticipation of his arrival.

The millionaire businessman is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife during their South African honeymoon in November 2010.

Dewani, from Bristol, who denies any involvement in his wife's murder.


Possible delay in Pistorius case being reported

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo has tweeted:


It's Day 16 of this case. Court should be beginning now. But @karynmaughan reporting possible delay


Seems unlikely that Oscar Pistorius' evidence will be televised. We will hear audio though

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