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Shrien Dewani to appear in court

As was the case with last month's proceedings, today's appearance is set to be brief.

FILE: British businessman and honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani arrives in Cape Town on 8 April 2014. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani is expected to make his second appearance in the Western Cape High Court this morning.

As was the case with last month's appearance, proceedings today are expected to be brief.

Eyewitness News understands the case may be postponed to allow for formal assessment of Dewani's health.

Even though the British businessman may only be in the dock momentarily, the courtroom is set to be filled with local and international media.

The 34-year-old has been charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery and obstructing the administration of justice.

He was extradited from the United Kingdom last month, to face charges in South Africa in connection with the murder of his wife Anni.

Justice department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga holds a news conference in Cape Town on 7 April 2014 about the expected arrival of Shrien Dewani in South Africa. Picture: Sapa.

Anni was shot and killed in an alleged staged hijacking in Cape Town in 2010.

Watch: Dewani finally arrives in SA

Dewani, who has been suffering from mental health problems, has spent the past four weeks receiving treatment under 24 hour police watch at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in Pinelands.

The businessman twitched nervously at times during his previous court appearance in April.

It's believed court proceedings may be postponed to allow for his mental health to be assessed.

Three other South African men are serving lengthy jail terms for their part in Anni's murder.

Watch: Anni's Final Footsteps

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