Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of arranging his wife's murder, 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:
Today director of public prosecutions Rodney de Kock told the Western Cape High Court:
The Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of arranging the murder of his wife while on their honeymoon has appeared in court this morning and had his case adjourned until next month. He is being treated in hospital in Cape Town for mental health problems.
In a pre-trial conference this morning the court heard that Mr Dewani's condition was improving but he would remain in hospital.
The Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani is due to appear in court in South Africa this morning.
Mr Dewani was extradited last month. He's accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni who was shot dead while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. He denies any involvement in her death.
There were chaotic scenes in the South African court where Shrien Dewani appeared for the first time this morning following his extradition. The 34 year old from Bristol is alleged to have organised his wife Anni's murder in 2010.
He was taken to the Western Cape High Court by police convoy, after being flown out on a private jet last night to avoid media attention. Cameras were forced out of the court this morning - Our Correspondent Robert Murphy was there and sent us this report
Anni Dewani's father has said that the past three years waiting for Shrien to be extradited has been "torture" for the family.
In an exclusive for British television, Vinod Hindocha told ITV News: "Believe me. Every day has been a torture for us, thinking of Anni, and thinking of why did she die?
"We have had very, very difficult times. We've been fighting for this. And now we are there."
He also talked about the moment he knew there was a problem, saying that at the time he "didn't know whether she was dead or not".
Mr Hindocha added: "I found out in Amsterdam, at the airport. That was a nightmare believe me."
The family of murder suspect Shrien Dewani have issued a statement following his appearance in court in South Africa.
The 34-year-old was brought to Western Cape High Court in Cape Town in a police convoy this morning after he was extradited from the UK last night at the end of a long legal battle.
The millionaire businessman from Bristol is accused of paying three men to kill his wife Anni Dewani, 28, while on their honeymoon which he denies.
After a brief appearance in court Mr Dewani was sent to a psychiatric hospital in Cape Town until next month.
The family of Shrien Dewani have released a statement following his first appearance at a South African court:
ITV Reporter Robert Murphy is at the West Cape High Court in Cape Town.
He says Shrien Dewani appeared in a 'dark suit and black tie...he looked nervous and disorientated.'
Mr Dewani has been remanded into custody and will be taken to the Valkenburg Hospital for assessment of his mental illness.
The case has been postponed until 12 May 2014.
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