Dewani in court to finalise trial details

The NPA and Dewani’s legal team will meet to finalise details ahead of his trial next month.

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

CAPE TOWN - Shrien Dewani, who's accused of masterminding his wife's murder in Cape Town, will return to the Western Cape High Court this morning.

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.

Today's court appearance is expected to be quick.

The National Prosecuting Authority and Dewani's legal team simply need to finalise certain details ahead of his trial, which will hopefully start early next month.

It's been found he's not clinically depressed, but does experiences panic attacks which makes him fit to stand trial.

This emerged in a report compiled by a panel of several medical experts.

The report found that 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 Briton denied all the charges against him and had fought long and hard to avoid being extradited to South Africa.

The businessman was however eventually brought back to the country early this year.