Dewani lawyers back at High Court

Lawyers for a Bristol businessman wanted in South Africa over the death of his wife are back at the High Court, fighting his extradition

Dewani's lawers fight against extradition

Lawyers for Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani are back at the High Court today for his latest battle to avoid extradition to South Africa.

The 33-year-old is accused of organising his wife's murder on their honeymoon. She was shot dead in a taxi near Cape Town.

Mr Dewani is trying to overturn an earlier ruling that he should be sent to South Africa for trial, as his mental state means he's currently unfit to plead.

Shrien Dewani is accused of arranging his wife, Anni's murder

Anni Dewani's mother says 'how long do I have to wait?'

Speaking outside court today, the mother of Anni Dewani, who was shot as she and her new husband Shrien Dewani travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010, said:

I am the mother of a murdered daughter. How long do I have to wait?

It is nearly three years since she was killed and we have kept our dignity and respect throughout.

I was brought up to believe British justice is the best in the world so it is very hard to understand why we are still here.

– Anni Nilam Hindocha

Shrien Dewani is fighting removal to South Africa to face trial over his wife's death until he has recovered from mental health problems.

Advertisement

Judges indicate Dewani will get a further hearing

Murder suspect Shrien Dewani will get a further hearing in his legal battle against extradition, High Court judges have indicated.

The final decision will come this afternoon from the panel of three judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas.

It was accepted that the case should be reopened on one "point of law" relating to Dewani's status as "an accused person", Lord Thomas said.

Shrien Dewani to apply to get extradition blocked

A man wanted in South Africa over the death of his wife is taking his extradition fight to the next stage today.

Shrien Dewani Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

South African police say Shrien Dewani from Bristol organised the murder of his wife Anni during their Cape Town honeymoon three years ago.

Mr Dewani denies all the charges, he is applying to two High Court judges to get his extradition blocked in the Court of Appeal.