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Anni Dewani's family won't be in court

Anni's family won’t attend Shrien Dewani’s bail application when he is extradited to SA next week.

Anni Dewani's sister Ami Denborg (C) flanked by brother Anish Hindocha (L) and father Vinod Hindocha (R) outside the High Court in central London. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Relatives of slain British bride Anni Dewani will not be attending her husband's first appearance in a South African court next week.

Shrien Dewani is expected to arrive in Cape Town next Tuesday. He will then immediately appear in the Western Cape High Court for a bail application.

The 33-year-old is accused of masterminding the alleged staged hijacking and murder of his wife in 2010.

Last month, the British businessman lost an appeal to remain in the United Kingdom in the highest court in the land, opening up a 28-day window period for him to be extradited.

Anni's uncle Ashok Hindocha has confirmed the family will not be attending court proceedings on 8 April but will be present throughout once the trial gets underway.

"It's just a formal appearance so we will wait until the case starts in court. We want to know what happened to Anni."

Hindocha says they have not been in contact with Dewani's family since he was identified as a suspect three years ago.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department says Dewani will be accompanied by a nurse and law enforcement officials on his flight from the United Kingdom to South Africa.

Three South African men are already serving lengthy jail sentences for their involvement in the crime.

Xolile 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.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Zola Tongo were sentenced to 25 years and 18 years respectively.

EWN has traced Anni's final movements. Watch the video here:

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