Dept agrees to Dewani provisions

The department says it has agreed to the most significant condition given by a London court.

Shrien Dewani, who recently lost the latest phase in his fight against extradition to South Africa. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The South African government on Friday agreed to a British high court proposal on honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani's extradition.

Two weeks ago, a panel of judges in London ruled it would not be unjust to send Dewani back to South Africa to stand trial.

The British businessman is accused of masterminding his wife's 2010 murder.

Anni Dewani was killed in an alleged staged hijacking in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Under the proposal by the London court, Dewani must return to Britain if he is declared unfit to stand trial in Cape Town.

Dewani vehemently denies any involvement in the crime.

He has been fighting extradition attempts to South Africa for some time, citing mental health problems.

Justice Department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga says, "We have notified the UK high court that we will make that undertaking. We will only submit a written copy thereof next week Friday."

Three others, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, Zola Tongo and Xolile Mngeni are already serving lengthy jail terms for their roles in murder.