Dewani extradition 'clinically sensible'

A London court is hearing closing arguments in the extradition hearing of Shrien Dewani.

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani. Picture: Facebook

LONDON - Extraditing Shrien Dewani to South Africa would be the lawful, logical, clinically sensible and the right thing to do, the Westminster Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

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

Prosecutors have been summing up why they believe Dewani should returned to South Africa, with the judge's decision being sent to the British government to be rubber stamped.

Hugo Keith, acting on behalf of South African authorities, told the court since the successful appeal against Dewani's extradition his health has significantly improved.

He told the court a lot had changed and Dewani was no longer in danger of committing suicide.

The British businessman denies any involvement in his wife's murder.

Earlier this week, he was excused from court to continue with treatment.

On Wednesday, Dewani's legal team asked for a further six-month delay before a final decision on his extradition was taken.

He is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

South African authorities say he will be allowed to continue with his treatment if extradited.

Three South African men are serving lengthy jail sentences after being convicted for the crime.

Xolile Mngeni is serving a life sentence for firing the gun that killed Anni, while Mziwamadoda Qwabe was jailed for 25 years and taxi driver Zola Tongo was sentenced to 18 years.