South African 'honeymoon murder' trial set for Oct 6
Published on Jun 20, 2014 5:55 PM
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African court on Friday set Oct 6 as the start date for the trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of planning the murder of his bride in a staged car-jacking while on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.
Dewani was extradited from Britain in April after losing a three-year battle to avoid trial in South Africa.
Since his arrival, he has been treated at a state psychiatric hospital for post-traumatic stress and depression related to the killing of his Swedish wife, Anni.
Pretoria spent millions of rand securing Dewani's return, keen to win a conviction in a case that tarnished South Africa's image soon after it successfully hosted the Soccer World Cup.
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