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South African experts at Shrien Dewani extradition hearing

Shrien Dewani arriving in court on 24 February
Image caption Mr Dewani's wife died in November, two weeks after their wedding

An extradition hearing of Shrien Dewani, accused of ordering his wife's murder on their honeymoon, is set to hear from two South African criminal justice experts.

City of Westminster Magistrates' Court was told the two experts would give evidence via video link.

The full extradition hearing, set for 3-5 May, is due to take place at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court.

Mr Dewani, of Bristol, denies any wrongdoing.

He remains subject to £250,000 bail and the requirement he reports daily to a local police station.

The 31-year-old, from Westbury-on-Trym, was not present at Wednesday's hearing.

Hijacked cab

The South African authorities want Mr Dewani to face trial over allegations he ordered the killing of his wife Anni Dewani, 28, in Cape Town last November.

Mrs Dewani, from Sweden, was shot when a cab the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township.

Her body was later found in the abandoned car. Mr Dewani had been released unharmed.

Speaking outside court, Mr Dewani's brother Preyen confirmed the businessman was still tagged and under strict bail conditions after being admitted to the Priory Hospital.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 25, and Xolile Mngeni, 23, are charged with murder, kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The trial in South Africa of Mr Qwabe and Mr Mngeni has been postponed until 1 June for further investigation.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo, 31, from Bothasig, Cape Town, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and perverting the course of justice.

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