Dewani excused from court

Murder accused Shrien Dewani’s extradition hearing resumed in the Westminster Magistrate’s Court.

British murder suspect Shrien Dewani. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani did not attend extradition proceedings against him in a London court.

The 32-year-old is accused of masterminding the murder of his bride Anni in Cape Town back in November 2010.

Dewani is fighting his extradition to South Africa to stand trial.

Scores of journalists, cameramen and photographers from around the world greeted the families as they arrived in court.

The victim's family, who flew in from Sweden, sat in the public gallery of Westminster Magistrate's Court.

Dewani, who denies any involvement in his bride's murder, has been excused pending his discovery.

The British businessman is recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hugo Keith, who is acting on behalf of South African authorities, has been outlining the case.

He will unveil the findings of the latest psychiatric report on Dewani later on Monday.

A district judge will order Dewani's extradition if he is satisfied his health has improved.

Three men are serving lengthy jail sentences for their part in the killing.

Xolile Mngeni, who was convicted of firing the gun that killed Anni, is serving a life sentence.

He was also sentenced to 15-years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and five years for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, which will run concurrently.

Anni was killed while on honeymoon during an alleged staged hijacking.