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Dewani expected in CT on 8 April

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected back in South Africa in April.

FILE: Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected back in South Africa in April. Picture:Dewani Allegations Facebook Pag

CAPE TOWN - The Justice Ministry on Sunday confirmed it expects honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani to land in Cape Town on 8 April.

That is the same day Dewani is likely to appear in the Western Cape High Court as well.

He denies being the mastermind of his bride Anni's murder in an alleged staged hijacking in the Mother City in 2010.

Three other men, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, Zola Tongo and Xolile Mngeni are serving lengthy jail terms for their role in the crime.

Mngeni was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2012.

He was convicted of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The Justice Ministry's Mthunzi Mhaga says, "The Justice Department representing the South African government and the Home Secretary in Britain is finalising his return to South Africa. We expect him to leave London on 7 April and land in South Africa on 8 April."

Dewani has been fighting his extradition since 2011, citing poor health.

He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

He denies any involvement in the murder.

Meanwhile, Anni's family has been looking forward to his extradition as they believe it will help them find closure.

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