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Details of Dewani's psychiatric report released

The report shows Shrien Dewani isn’t clinically depressed but often tearful, and complains of panic attacks.

Shrien Dewani. Picture: Dewani Allegations Facebook Page.

CAPE TOWN - Details have been released of a psychiatric report on Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani's mental state.

The British businessman is accused of hiring hit men to kill his wife Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

Anni's body was found in an abandoned car in Khayelitsha following an apparent staged hijacking.

The report

shows he is not clinically depressed but often tearful, mostly distressed and complains of panic attacks.

A panel of five experts has declared him fit to stand trial in the Western Cape High Court in October.

The report says Dewani began experiencing flashbacks and nightmares a week after his wife's funeral in 2010, and was later treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression in the UK.

The report also highlights aspects of his early life.

He excelled academically in school and successfully applied to study medicine, but chose to teach English in Ghana instead.

But his stay there was cut short when he contracted malaria.

Yesterday the panel found he is not mentally ill and therefore is fit to plead.

A report compiled by the experts was handed to Judge John Hlophe in the court.

Dewani will now return to the High Court on 9 September for a pre-trial hearing.

His actual trial will commence on 6 October.

The murder accused will remain at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital until his trial ends.

To read the full psychiatric report of Dewani's mental health click here.

Video: Dewani fit to stand trial.

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