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Dewani's mental health 'significantly improved'

Shrien Dewani, seen in 2011. Credit: Press Association

The mental health of Shrien Dewani, wanted in South Africa over the honeymoon murder of his wife, has improved "significantly", a court heard.

The 33-year-old business man is being treated in hospital in Bristol for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). His 28-year-old wife Anni was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.

Prosecutor Ben Watson told Westminster Magistrates' Court his mental health had "improved, and improved significantly" but he remains moderately depressed and is still suffering from (PTSD).

A further hearing is planned on May 15, and extradition proceedings are expected to resume in July.