Shrien Dewani awaits extradition verdict

The British businessman accused of plotting the murder of his bride on their honeymoon will find out if he is to be extradited today

Shrien Dewani will find out today whether his appeal to the High Court against an extradition order has been successful.

The British businessman is accused of arranging the murder of his new wife while they were on their honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010.

Anni Dewani, 28, was shot dead when the taxi she and her husband were traveling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township in Cape Town, but Mr Dewani was released unharmed.

A judge ruled Mr Dewani should return to South Africa to stand trial in August last year but a High Court hearing in December heard an appeal for the extradition order to be blocked.

The taxi driver, Zola Tongo from Cape Town, admitted his part in the killing and has been jailed for 18 years, while Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni have been charged with Mrs Dewani’s murder.

If Mr Dewani is extradited he will face trail as a fourth suspect in the murder.

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