Shrien Dewani formally charged

Dewani has been charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery and obstructing the administration of justice.

Shrien Dewani arrives at the Western Cape High Court. Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Shrien Dewani has been charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery and obstructing the administration of justice in the Cape Town High Court.

Judge Hlophe has postponed the case to 12 May.

Dewani will be kept at the Valkenberg Psychiatric hospital for observation ahead of his next court appearance in a little more than a month's time.

Following a more than three-year battle against his extradition, Dewani touched down in Cape Town earlier this morning.

The 34-year-old denies arranging his wife Anni's murder in Gugulethu in 2010.

Dewani arrived at court in a black Hyundai minivan escorted by police vehicles.

DEWANI FAMILY HECKLED

Relatives of Dewani were heckled as they arrived at the Western Cape High Court.

As his relatives entered the court through a scrum of relatives, a woman dressed in a Cope T-shirt followed them shouting, "He must go to Pollsmoor not Valkenberg."

Relatives kept their heads down.

Anni's murder still clearly strikes a nerve among some locals. Outside the courtroom a member of the ANC Women's League shouted "rot in jail" as she clutched a photo of Anni.

One member insists she's not pre-judging Dewani. The league's Audrey Daniels says Shrien must only tell the truth.

She asked why he [Dewani] fought so long and hard against his extradition if he was innocent.