Dewani set to return to SA next week
The 33-year-old Brit is being extradited to SA to stand trial for allegedly planning his wife’s murder.
CAPE TOWN - With a week to go before honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected to arrive in South Africa from Britain, the Justice Department is not giving much away about the extradition process and what awaits him.
Dewani is set to land in Cape Town on Tuesday next week and will appear in the Western Cape High Court for a possible bail application on the very same day.
The 33-year-old denies orchestrating the murder of his wife Anni in an alleged staged hi-jacking in Gugulethu in 2010.
Three South African men are already serving lengthy jail terms for their role in the murder.
The department's Mthunzi Mhaga says Dewani is expected to be picked up by law enforcement officials working with Scotland Yard in the United Kingdom on Monday next week.
It's been reported Dewani has been spending his days in a camper van on the grounds of the hospital where he is being treated.
Mhaga says while he can't provide too many details, Dewani will be accompanied by a nurse and other officials on his flight to Cape Town.
"When he arrives in South Africa, he will head straight to the Western cape High Court, where he will be making a formal bail application and will be formally charged."
It's understood that if he is denied bail and is found to still be suffering from mental illness, Dewani may be given his own room at Valkenberg Hospital.
EWN has traced Anni's final movements. Watch the report here: