Monday 23 October 2017

Honeymoon murder suspect in hospital after overdose

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been admitted to hospital after apparently trying to kill himself, writes John Fahey.

Mr Dewani, wanted in South Africa on suspicion of the killing of his bride Anni (28), took an overdose of tablets before being taken to hospital in Bristol on Sunday.

His spokesman, PR guru Max Clifford, said: "He was taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to his family, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I can't confirm whether there was a suicide bid. He is in a very bad place at the moment, which is not surprising given the tragic case of his wife and all the accusations since. He is in a bad way. He has lost as much as 12 kilos in recent weeks."

Mrs Dewani, from Sweden, was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town on November 13.

She was found dead in the back of the vehicle after the taxi driver and Mr Dewani were ejected by the hijackers.

Mr Dewani, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, is due to appear before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on March 23 for the next stage of the proceedings, with a three-day extradition hearing set for May 3-5.

Irish Independent

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