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#Reprieve: Shrien Dewani still MENTALLY UNFIT to stand trial.

Lawyers for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani have successful argued that the businessmen is still not mentally prepared to stand trial after an appearance at a hearing in Cape Town today.

Mr Dewani is accused of arranging the kidnap and murder of his wife Anni during the couple's honeymoon in November 2010.

The 33-year-old businessman from Bristol was sent to South Africa last month to stand trial after a long battle against extradition on the grounds that he was suffering from mental health problems, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

On Monday Mr Dewani appeared at a pre-trial hearing where he was told to return to court on 20 June after his lawyers successfully argued that their client was still not mentally fit to stand trial.

He has been undergoing an assessment process at the Valkenberg hospital in Cape Town since his extradition.

On his arrival in South Africa Dewani was formally charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and defeating justice by the country's elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks.

"Dewani has been accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife. He allegedly ordered local men to carry out a hit on his wife and make it look like a fatal carjacking incident," the Hawks said in a statement.

"A substantial amount of money was paid for the hit."

Dewani denies the charges.  He claims the couple were kidnapped at gunpoint during their honeymoon as they drove through the Gugulethu township in a taxi.

Dewani escaped unharmed, but his wife's body was found in the abandoned car the next day. She had been shot dead.
Prosecutors allege Dewani hired South African Xolile Mngeni to kill Anni.  Mngeni was jailed for life for the murder in December 2012.

Two other men also jailed over the killing allege that Dewani ordered the hit.

The case sparked outrage among South Africans who accuse Dewani of callously using the country's reputation for violent crime to murder his wife in the belief that he would get away with it.

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