UK honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani arrives in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani on Tuesday arrived in South Africa after being extradited from the UK, to stand trial for allegedly plotting the 2010 murder of his Indian-Swedish wife while on their honeymoon.

Dewani was escorted to the Western Cape high court, where he appeared for the first time in a South African court, according to Mthunzi Mhaga, spokesperson of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

There he was formally charged and processed by the investigating team.

Dewani, 34, was charged with murder and will face charges relating to conspiracy to commit murder and defeating the ends of justice.

He landed in Cape Town on a chartered flight procured by the department.

Mhaga said the use of the private aircraft was due to Dewani’s peculiar medical condition, which needs to be monitored as travelling on a commercial flight could compromised his security and could have an adverse effect on his pending medical examination, state-run news portal said.

Dewani was put on the flight to Cape Town from Heathrow yesterday to face a charge for ordering the contract killing of his 28-year-old wife Anni, which he denies….

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