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Dewani faces extradition in murder case

Shrien and Anni Dewani were married in India in October 2010. Two weeks later she was dead. Photo: Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A judge ruled today that honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani should be extradited to South Africa, to face trial over his wife's murder.

Mr Dewani, 33, is accused of murdering his wife, Anni Dewani, 28, who was shot as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town while on their honeymoon, in November 2010.

But Mr Dewani's lawyers said that he was still mentally unfit to face trial over her death and that they would seek a new appeal.

ITV News' Sejal Karia has this report:

Anni Dewani's family have said they are "satisfied" with the court's decision, adding that they were hoping for a speedy recovery for Dewani so he can be fit to plead.

Three men have already been convicted over Mrs Dewani's death.

South African Xolile Mngeni was last year convicted of premeditated murder for shooting her. Prosecutors claimed that he was a hitman hired by Dewani to kill his wife, something that Dewani has consistently denied.

Anni Dewani's sister Ami Denborg says the family is 'satisfied' with the ruling. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Taxi driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years after he admitted his part in the killing.

Another accomplice, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, also pleaded guilty to murder and was handed a 25-year prison sentence.

Dewani's extradition has had long delays due to his ongoing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but the court heard at the beginning of the month that his condition is now improving.

The former businessman has fourteen days to seek permission to appeal. If it is granted, it will have be on a point of law and not on health grounds.