Dewani to be extradited to SA next month
Shrien Dewani will be extradited to SA next month to face charges relating to the murder of his wife Anni.
CAPE TOWN - Relatives of slain British bride Anni Dewani said the past few years have been very difficult for them, as they're still struggling to deal with her death.
The Justice Department said her husband Shrien is expected to be extradited to South Africa early next month to face charges relating to her murder.
Dewani has denied orchestrating the killing of his wife during an alleged staged hijacking in Cape Town in 2010.
Anni's uncle Ashok Hindocha said the family were relieved her husband would finally appear in a Cape Town court.
"It hasn't been a peaceful three years for us. On top of that, we're still grieving Anni's death. Her soul is not at peace as yet, not until this case is over."
Justice officials want Dewani to make his first appearance in the Western Cape High Court on 8 April, the same day he is expected to land at Cape Town International Airport.
It's understood he may apply for bail then.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department says its confident Dewani's extradition to South Africa will go ahead as planned.
The department's Mthunzi Mhaga says, "There is no indication he will be approaching the European Court of Human Rights. We are confident we will have him here in South Africa on 8 April. If anything comes in the way of that process, we hope we will be able to deal with it."
Three South African men are already serving lengthy jail terms for their role in Anni's murder.