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Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by aquila on 21.09.12 15:57

Well it certainly keeps things at bay for a few months - and then perhaps he may have a relapse and things will be back to square one!

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Post by Guest on 22.09.12 10:07

If he doesn't have a relapse, I'll eat my hat!

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Post by jd on 22.09.12 12:50

Jean wrote:If he doesn't have a relapse, I'll eat my hat!

Its business for Forensic Psychiatry Chambers

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by Guest on 12.10.12 14:44

12 October 2012 Last updated at 13:47




Shrien Dewani: 'Flight risk' worry


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-19922359

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Post by Guest on 13.10.12 11:16

I have a feeling that he will never face trial - either he will disappear, never to be seen again like Lord Lucan - or he will be judged permanently mentally incapacitated.

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Post by ShuBob on 19.11.12 20:05



Gunman found guilty of slaying honeymoon bride Anni Dewani, 28, after describing how she begged for her life

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235175/Anni-Dewani-latest-South-African-gunman-Xolile-Mngeni-guilty-murdering-honeymoon-bride.html#ixzz2ChVHQkpx

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by Guest on 05.12.12 10:49

December 2012 Last updated at 14:42




Anni Dewani murder: Husband 'terrified' of car travel


A businessman wanted in South Africa over the honeymoon murder of his wife in a taxi is now "terrified" of travelling by car, a court has heard.

Shrien Dewani's 28-year-old wife Anni was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township in November 2010.

Mr Dewani, who is being treated in a secure mental health hospital, denies plotting to kill his wife.

He faces extradition to South Africa but a UK court has blocked this.

'Symptoms worsened'

Mr Dewani, from Bristol, is being treated for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

His lawyer Clare Montgomery told Westminster Magistrates' Court his symptoms have worsened, rendering him a "husk of a man".

She said: "He cannot travel by car as he has a severe reaction, he doesn't want to get into a travelling car or go outside."

"He doesn't even want to go to the shops on his own," she added as the conditions of his bail were discussed.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-20581735

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Post by aquila on 05.12.12 12:14

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/dewani-killer-merciless-evil-judge-1.1435955

Dewani killer ‘merciless, evil’ - judge

The Western Cape High Court jailed Xolile Mngeni for life on Wednesday for the “callous slaughter” of honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani.

Judge Robert Henney handed down 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and five years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, which would run concurrently with his life term.

The judge said Mngeni, 25, had come across as a merciless and evil person who consistently showed no remorse.

He went shopping for branded clothing mere hours after the murder, lied to the court, wasted time with a protracted trial and had maintained his innocence throughout despite overwhelming evidence.

“The deceased in this matter did not suspect anything untoward when taken into Gugulethu to be callously slaughtered. She was totally defenceless and left to the mercy of Mziwamadoda Qwabe and the accused to be killed, after she was abandoned by her husband,” the judge said.

Anni's father Vinod Hindocha, visibly emotional, nodded his head at this remark.

“It's difficult to imagine the absolute terror and horror she must have endured when she stared down the barrel of the gun... it was an act of shameless cowardice when the accused shot her at point-blank range.”

Dewani, 28, was killed in an allegedly faked hijacking on November 13, 2010, while on honeymoon with her husband Shrien. Her slumped body was found the next day on the backseat of the car.

Mngeni's accomplices, Zola Tongo and Qwabe, were serving 18 years and 25 years respectively for their roles in the crime, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement.

British businessman Shrien Dewani, 32, who allegedly organised the hit on his wife, is in the process of being extradited from the UK to stand trial in Cape Town.

A full extradition hearing was likely to be held in July.

Shrien Dewani has repeatedly denied the allegations, and is undergoing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

In an order, Henney said the hotel receptionist who acted as the middleman in the supposed contract killing would not be prosecuted, following his testimony in Mngeni's trial.

He said Monde Mbolombo was far from the perfect witness and had struggled to comprehend his role, but he was satisfied he had answered frankly and honestly nonetheless.

Mngeni seemed shocked when his sentence was handed down, and stood wide-eyed, with his mouth agape.

He propped up his skinny body by placing an arm on the dock.

Hindocha and his son Anish stared at Mngeni, but he did not make eye contact.

When considering Mngeni's health - he has a brain tumour - Henney said that in a constitutional democracy, the court should not lose sight of the element of mercy.

“The element of mercy is based on one of our constitutional values, and that is human dignity.”

However, his medical condition in the case of a contract killing was not a substantial and compelling circumstance to deviate from the minimum sentence for premeditated murder.

The court had kept in mind the brutality of the crime, the “absolute arrogance and heartlessness” of Mngeni, the suffering of the Hindocha family, the message to other potential criminals and the country's tarnished image.

“The perception is easily created that in this country, one can randomly, at a price, approach any person and such a person, without hesitation, would agree to commit such a murder,” Henney said.

“I want to send home the message that the life of a human being at whatever cost is not cheap, no matter what the circumstances may be.” - Sapa

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Post by aquila on 06.12.12 12:50

'On Monday, the ANC Woman's League will be marching in Pretoria, to the British Embassy, to demand the extradition of Dewani back to South Africa.'

An article in News24 giving the South African point of view.

http://www.health24.com/news/Columnists/1-4618-4641,78346.asp

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Post by Guest on 06.12.12 14:29

I think that many people in the U K will agree with that article too.

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Post by ShuBob on 06.12.12 15:56

I certainly agree with it. It's a travesty that Dewani and his team have been able to string the British courts along for so long. Who is thinking about Anni's family?

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Post by Inspectorfrost on 09.12.12 18:57

If this man is rich enough to get the best lawyers, I don't see the problem in going to SA especially if he is innocent.

I'm racking my brains to think of another person who had ptsd for so long. Unless the SA system is totally corrupt, he should be there clearing his name.

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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by Guest on 13.02.13 18:36

February 2013 Last updated at 17:18




Anni Dewani murder: Husband's health 'deteriorates'


Shrien Dewani denies organising the killing of his new wife




A businessman wanted in South Africa over the honeymoon murder of his wife has been admitted to hospital after his health "seriously deteriorated".

Shrien Dewani's wife Anni was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in November 2010.

He was being treated in a secure mental health hospital for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder so he can be extradited to face the charges.

But his family said he had been moved after suffering chest pains.

They said he had been transferred to a different hospital after tests suggested he had reacted poorly to medication prescribed as part of his mental health treatment.

Mr Dewani, 32, from Bristol denies plotting to kill his wife.

His family said his bail conditions had been altered at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
'Reaction to medication'
A statement from the Dewani family said: "Shrien's health has seriously deteriorated.

"He was admitted to hospital last weekend suffering from severe chest pains.

"He also has a raised creatine kinase level, indicative of another poor reaction to the medication he is being prescribed to improve his mental health.

"We are relieved that doctors have managed to stabilise him. We are extremely grateful for the swift action of the hospital staff and are hopeful of a recovery."

In March, the High Court ruled that it would be "unjust and oppressive" to extradite Mr Dewani to South Africa, as his mental condition had deteriorated since his arrest.

His lawyers wanted proceedings to be halted for a year to give him time to recover.
Plea bargain
But District Judge Howard Riddle has set 1 July 2013 as the date on which proceedings should continue.

Mr Dewani faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and obstructing the administration of justice - all of which he denies.

In November Xolile Mngeni, 25, was found guilty of Mrs Dewani's murder by a judge in Cape Town. He was later given a life sentence.

Mngeni's co-accused have said they helped kill Mrs Dewani, 28, on the orders of her husband.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo says he was approached by Mr Dewani to organise the killing and make it look like a carjacking. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison following a plea bargain.

In August, Mziwamadoda Qwabe was sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting shooting Mrs Dewani.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21450848

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Post by Inspectorfrost on 13.02.13 19:05

Anni Dewani murder: Husband's health 'deteriorates'

Is some deadline looming?

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Post by Guest on 13.02.13 19:07

That's what I thought but extradition proceedings aren't due to start until 1st July.

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Post by Inspectorfrost on 13.02.13 19:34

Jean wrote:That's what I thought but extradition proceedings aren't due to start until 1st July.

Oh, thanks. Well, it has made the news for some reason. Pass, though.


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Re: Honeymoon Murder: Husband Shrien Dewani Is Arrested

Post by aiyoyo on 14.02.13 3:24

Self-induced mental illness is common when you want to avoid the law getting you.

If extradition is rescinded, trust me he would be miraculously recovered, literally overnight.

Innocence people have nothing to fear. Besides unless he goes back and gets himself eliminated from the equation his wife's real perp will never be hunted down.

His strenuous refusal to cooperate speaks volume, and he will never be able to lift his head up high again so long as his is not ruled out.

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Post by Hobs on 14.02.13 11:41

The plus side i see from this is he is in a prison of his own making.

He thought he was scott free and was probably planning a life of fun and frolics with no wife to hinder him except it didn't work out that way.

Knowing the game was up and he would be extradited to SA his only option was to feign depression and PTSD.

Doing a runner was not an option as he would likely be extradited from whereever he ran to, he wouldn't be able to access his fund sand it would pretty much tell the world and his family he was guilty as hell. Kife on the run is no fun, always wondering if you are being followed, waiting for the knock on the door.

Life in a secure mental hospital is no fun (interesting it is a secure one) every move he makes is watched, changes in behavior are noted so there is no respite from his faking.

He cannot leave any time he wants to, he is likely accompanied everywhere he goes.

Life in a secure mental hospital is akin to being in a prison except there are nurses not wardens.

At best when extradited, and he will be sooner or later, his only hope is a plea deal to minimise his time in a SA jail, or a prisoner transfer where he is allowed to serve his sentence in the UK.

He is free in a prison of his own making, no bella vita for him.

It is possible that he will spend the rest of his life there as, as soon as he is declared well enough, he gets extradited to SA, not a pleasant thought for one who enjoyed the finer things in life.

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Post by Hobs on 14.02.13 11:42

Talking about miraculous recovery remember the guinness scandal where one of the guilty was allegedly found to have alzheimer's and thus got early release whereupon he made a miraculous recovery, the only man in medical history to do so.

it's amazing what a pint of guinness can do

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Post by aiyoyo on 14.02.13 15:55

His health condition is pegged onto the long arm of the law - priceless!
For as long as the tentacles of the law is trying to grab him he will be mentally ill.

It is left to be seen how long he can stall extradition before becoming really mental from the strain of having to fake a condition.
And in the process abuse his body by subjecting it to absorb chemical it does not need, In a secure hospital he's watched 24/7. His medication is given to him by a nurse standing over him making sure he swallows them. Even when he goes to toilet someone will have to escort him.

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Post by Guest on 15.05.13 17:12

Shrien Dewani suffers relapse


2013-05-15 17:46



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Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle rejected a request from the defence to put back the full extradition hearing so an expert could visit Valkenberg in August.

"I am very, very reluctant to delay this case any further," he said.

The full extradition hearing was expected to start on 1 July.



http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Shrien-Dewani-suffers-relapse-20130515





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http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/honeymoon-murder-suspect-suffers-mental-health-relapse-594500.html

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Post by Guest on 15.05.13 19:24

Oh, what a surprise!

I just wonder how long he'll be allowed to continue to have a relapse every time an extradition hearing looms.

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Post by plebgate on 16.05.13 9:31

Oh what a surprise indeed.

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Post by aquila on 01.07.13 18:02

Dewani Extradition Hearing began today.

Here is an article from iol.co.za

Dewani’s mental health ‘has improved’

London - Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani's mental health has improved and he has talked about returning to South Africa to fight a murder charge, a London court heard on Monday.

The British Press Association reported that his depression was now moderate, and not severe.

Dewani, 33, is accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife Anni, who was shot while visiting Gugulethu, Cape Town, in November 2010.

While he has denied any involvement in her murder, he faces extradition to South Africa for trial.

Opening the case for the South African government at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Hugo Keith QC said Dewani's post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and risk of suicide had all improved.

The businessman, who was excused from attending the hearing, is being treated for the conditions in a mental hospital near Bristol.

“Our case is not that it would be oppressive to extradite him,” Keith said.

“We suggest that there has been significant and sustained improvement (in his depression), largely as a result of the administration of drugs, but also due to the grounding techniques and coping therapies which he has acquired during his time at Fromeside (clinic) and more recently at Blaise View since his transfer to Blaise View (mental health hospital) in January this year.”

In April, his PTSD was found to be “considerably less” and was now moderate or severe, rather than severe. The court heard that Dewani still had a substantial inability to concentrate and poor memory, but he no longer made active references to suicide.

“There are more positive observations about how he wishes to return to fight the case against him,” Keith said.

The South African government had offered reassurances that he would be admitted to a mental hospital if he was found to be ill. If held in jail, he would be kept in a single cell, which would reduce the chance of him being attacked. - Sapa

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/dewani-s-mental-health-has-improved-1.1540319
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I've underlined the part that I feel will be the reason Dewani will not be extradited. If the South African government can't give definite assurance that a British subject will not be harmed whilst facing trial in South Africa then I can't see how extradition can be approved.


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Post by Guest on 02.07.13 23:05

2 July 2013 Last updated at 16:27


Shrien Dewani spends days 'sat in camper van'

Shrien Dewani is receiving treatment for mental health issues in a hospital near Bristol




A honeymoon murder suspect spends much of his time sitting in a camper van in the grounds of a mental hospital, a court has heard.

Shrien Dewani faces extradition over charges he arranged his wife Anni's murder on honeymoon in South Africa.

Dr Ian Cumming told Westminster Magistrates' Court that Mr Dewani would receive mainstream mental health treatment if extradited.

Mr Dewani, who denies murder, has been excused from attending the hearing.

Dr Cumming, a psychiatrist, told the court he had visited South Africa and had been reassured Mr Dewani would be admitted to a general ward at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town - and not to a clinical unit where people are sent by the courts.

He said: "They were going to make an exception for Mr Dewani. He would probably be the first person that they would do that for."
Home visits
In a report after visiting the hospital in March this year, Dr Cumming said he had "no qualms about the quality of care".

Mr Dewani is not going to wake up one day and suddenly say 'I'm ready to do this'”
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He is currently receiving treatment at Blaise View mental health hospital near Bristol.

When he was transferred there in January, Mr Dewani said he felt much better there and described it as a "three star hotel".

In March, 24 tablets of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam were found in his room - his explanation for the hoard was because he wanted to control his own medication.

Dr Cumming said Mr Dewani told him he wanted to fight the murder case.

The psychiatrist told the court: "He said he didn't think about the case and said 'I'm right, I haven't done anything wrong, the truth will come out. I don't have anything to hide'."
Same position
But he added that Mr Dewani would not suddenly volunteer to go to South Africa.

He said: "I think that sometimes pushing patients on towards difficult things may be actually acting in their interests.

"It could well be that in six months or a year's time we have exactly the same position. There's something to be said for getting on with it."

He added: "Mr Dewani is not going to wake up one day and suddenly say 'I'm ready to do this'.

"I just don't think that's going to happen. I think he has got to be edged towards it, and I think the clinicians have a responsibility in that."

Dr Cumming said aside from time spent at the hospital, and inside a camper van in the car park, Mr Dewani was also allowed home visits.

He spends six hours at his Bristol home during the week and 12 hours at home at the weekend - unless he has a meeting with staff.

Although Mr Dewani is not fit to plead, Hugo Keith, QC for South Africa, said in court on Monday, that this should not stop the extradition process.

Anni Dewani, 28, was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in a township on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.
Suicide risk
Mr Dewani and driver Zola Tongo were ejected from the car before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed.

Mr Dewani, 33, faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and obstructing the administration of justice - all of which he denies.

His lawyers have previously claimed that he would be a high suicide risk if extradited and that his human rights could be violated, due to the risk of attack and sexual assault, in a South African prison.

However, reassurances have been offered by the South African government that, if Mr Dewani was found to be ill, he would be admitted to a mental health hospital or remanded in a single jail cell.

Last year South African Xolile Mngeni was convicted of premeditated murder for shooting Mrs Dewani.

Prosecutors claimed that he was a hitman hired by Mr Dewani to kill his new wife, something that Mr Dewani has consistently denied.

Tongo was jailed for 18 years after he admitted his part in the crime, and another accomplice, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, also pleaded guilty to charges over the murder and was handed a 25-year prison sentence.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-23146670

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