Dewani extradition cost UK R5 million
The Crown Prosecution Service spent the money on lawyers, psychiatrists, doctors, police and transport.
PRETORIA - British officials say it cost UK taxpayers R5 million to extradite Shrien Dewani to South Africa where he
was cleared of organising the 2010 slaying of his Swedish-born bride, Anni
The Crown Prosecution Service says it spent the money on
lawyers, psychiatrists, doctors, police and transport.
As a category two country under Britain's extradition laws,
the Whitehall authorities are obliged to act on valid requests from South
Dewani fought for more than three years to avoid
Once in South Africa, however, his trial for organising the
killing of his wife was truncated because the state could not make an adequate
The Western Cape High Court granted Dewani's application to be discharged because
prosecutors failed to provide credible evidence he hired hitmen to kill his
wife four years ago.
As a result, Dewani himself was not required to appear on the stand.