Hon­ey­moon ‘killer’ needs calm


A MAN wanted in South Africa for the hon­ey­moon murder of his wife needs 12 months to re­cover from de­pres­sion and post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der be­fore be­ing able to deal with the ex­tra­di­tion process, a court has heard.

Busi­ness­man Shrien Dewani, 32, ac­cused of ar­rang­ing the con­tract killing of his wife Anni in Cape Town in 2010, is un­der med­i­cal care af­ter be­ing sec­tioned and deemed a sui­cide risk.

Af­ter many hear­ings, the case re­turned to West­min­ster Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day, where Dewani’s bar­ris­ter said her client and he needed “a pe­riod of calm”.

The Chief Mag­is­trate ad­journed the hear­ing to Septem­ber 18 for a psy­chi­a­trist to ex­am­ine Dewani ( right), who has con­sis­tently de­nied the al­le­ga­tions against him.

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