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Honeymoon murder: South Africa charges British businessman

Published on Apr 8, 2014 8:57 PM
 
In this file picture taken on August 10, 2011 Shrien Dewani (right) arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court sitting at Woolwich Crown Court in south London. South Africa formally charged extradited British businessman Shrien Dewani on Tuesday with ordering his wife's murder during their 2010 honeymoon in Cape Town, and remanded him in custody. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - South Africa formally charged extradited British businessman Shrien Dewani on Tuesday with ordering his wife's murder during their 2010 honeymoon in Cape Town, and remanded him in custody.

After losing a three-year extradition fight, Dewani, 34, arrived in South Africa on Tuesday morning and was promptly whisked to a Cape Town court.

He sat expressionless as Judge John Hlophe ruled that he would be remanded in custody at the Valkenberg mental institution.

"The state and defence have agreed that the matter will be postponed until 12 May and that accused be remanded in custody," said state prosecutor Rodney de Kok.

 
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