Anni Dewani murder: Timeline of events for Shrien Dewani
Key dates in the investigation into the murder of Anni Dewani, the new bride murdered while on honeymoon with her husband, Shrien, in South Africa.
13 November 2010
Shrien and Anni Dewani, from Bristol, are kidnapped at gunpoint in Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town, at 23:00 local time.
Mr Dewani, 30, is released unharmed at midnight in Harare, an area of the township of Khayelitsha.
14 November 2010
The body of Mrs Dewani, 28, is found on the back seat of the car in Lingelethu West, with injuries to her head and chest.
15 November 2010
A murder hunt is launched by Western Cape police who say the driver of the couple's car was forced out before two armed suspects took off with the vehicle with the pair inside.
Albert Fritz, the Western Cape's Minister for Community Safety, appeals for people to come forward with information about the killing.
Mr Dewani's family speak of their shock.
16 November 2010
A 26-year-old man from Khayelitsha is arrested in connection with Mrs Dewani's murder.
Mr Dewani denies that they acted in a reckless way by going into a township of Cape Town at night. He said his new wife wanted to see some of the "real South Africa" and the plan was simply to drive through.
Mrs Dewani's family, from Sweden, describe her as a "goddess".
17 November 2010
The arrested 26-year-old, Xolile Mngeni, is charged with Mrs Dewani's murder.
18 November 2010
Xolile Mngeni appears at Wynberg Regional Court in Cape Town charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping, and is remanded in custody.
A second suspect is arrested.
A post-mortem examination shows that Mrs Dewani was shot in the back of the neck.
20 November 2010
Police arrest a third suspect, a 31-year-old man, in connection with the murder.
21 November 2010
The funeral of Mrs Dewani takes place in London.
22 November 2010
The last two men arrested in relation to Mrs Dewani's murder appear in court.
Zola Tonga, 31, from Bothasig, and Mzwamadoda Qwabe, 26, from Khayelitsha, are both charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping.
Mr Dewani enlists publicist Max Clifford as his spokesman.
24 November 2010
Mr Dewani receives medical help to deal with the trauma, his brother Preyen says.
In the statement, released through publicists Max Clifford Associates, Mr Dewani's brother dismisses "totally false accusations blaming him for what happened to his wife from people seeking to divert this matter away from security in South Africa for ordinary people".
25 November 2010
Xolile Mngeni appears in court again and has his case adjourned so he can reappear at the same time as the two other defendants.
29 November 2010
All three defendants appear together in court and the case is adjourned until 6 December.
6 December 2010
It is decided that Zola Tongo will stand trial separately after agreeing a plea bargain. He faces an additional charge of perverting the course of justice.
7 December 2010
Western Cape High Court hears taxi driver Zola Tongo alleges he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Mr Dewani to kill his wife.
Tongo says he spoke to a friend about arranging a hitman and was put in touch with Mr Mngeni and Mr Qwabe.
He is jailed for 18 years for his part in the killing.
Mr Dewani's family describe the allegations as "totally ludicrous".
8 December 2010
Mr Dewani is arrested at the request of the South African authorities on suspicion of conspiring to murder his wife.
The South African justice department says it will initiate full extradition proceedings when it receives further documentation from prosecutors.
Mr Dewani later appears at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court and is remanded in custody pending a High Court hearing after the South African authorities appeal against his £250,000 bail.
He says he will not consent to being extradited.
9 December 2010
Mrs Dewani's uncle, Ashok Hindocha, appeals for Mr Dewani not to resist extradition to South Africa.
10 December 2010
Mr Dewani returns home after being granted £250,000 bail by the High Court. His conditions of bail include electronic tagging, home curfew and having to report to the police daily.
17 January 2011
Hasmukh Shah, a friend of Mr Dewani's family, tells BBC Inside Out West the 31-year-old is not ruling out a negotiated return to South Africa to stand trial.
20 January 2011
Mr Dewani's solicitor tells the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court his client is suffering from an acute stress disorder and extradition proceedings are adjourned until 8 February.
24 January 2011
Mrs Dewani's sister, Ami Denborg, urges Mr Dewani to return to South Africa to "clear his name".
She tells BBC Radio 5 Live: "If he [Shrien Dewani] hasn't done it, if he's innocent, then he should go back and identify the killers and tell us what happened in the court."
2 February 2011
South African police release a statement at Mr Dewani's bail hearing in which one of the men accused of his bride's murder claims the hijacking was staged.
Mziwamadoda Qwabe says in the statement that he and Mr Mngeni drove off with the couple in the car, but stopped to let Mr Dewani out and carried on.
He says that while he was driving he heard a single shot and saw Mr Mngeni looking for the bullet.
8 February 2011
Mr Dewani's extradition hearing is listed for 3 May.
20 February 2011
South Africa's Director of Public Prosecutions accuses Mr Dewani of ordering his new wife's murder and of committing a "heinous crime", during an interview on South African television about the extradition process.
Mr Dewani's spokesman, Max Clifford, responds by saying it is "absolutely frightening" that prosecutor Menzi Semelani appeared to have pre-judged the case.
22 February 2011
Max Clifford says his client is being treated in hospital and a source close to the Dewani family says he had a reaction to sleeping tablets.
23 February 2011
Mr Dewani's family say he has been discharged from hospital.
24 February 2011
Belmarsh Magistrates' Court hears that Mr Dewani had taken a cocktail of 46 pills including diazepam, which was prescribed to counter anxiety and help him sleep.
The South African authorities argue he should have his bail revoked after he took a "massive drug overdose" after telling his family he wanted to take his own life.
His psychiatrist, Dr Paul Dedman, rejects the idea that there had been a suicide attempt and District Judge Howard Riddle decides he can remain on bail.
Mr Dewani's father, Prakash Dewani, agrees to monitor his son around the clock.
25 February 2011
Mziwamadoda Qwabe is denied bail at a court hearing in Cape Town. The trial of Mr Qwabe and Mr Mngeni is postponed until 1 June for further investigation.
15 March 2011
Mr Dewani has his bail extended at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court on condition he admits himself to hospital in Bristol and agrees to be examined by a psychiatrist instructed by the government of South Africa.
14 April 2011
City of Westminster Magistrates' Court hears that Mr Dewani has been ordered out of Bristol's The Priory hospital following allegations he threatened to punch a member of staff.
The court hears that he was transferred to Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke, a low secure mental health hospital in North Somerset while awaiting an assessment and transferral to Bristol's Fromeside Clinic, a medium secure NHS hospital where he would be under supervision 24 hours a day.
Mr Dewani denies any wrongdoing.
20 April 2011
Mr Dewani is detained at Fromeside Clinic in Bristol under the Mental Health Act.
3 May 2011
The extradition hearing starts at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court.
Hugo Keith QC, representing the South African authorities, says a witness has told how Mr Dewani said he "needed a way out" of his marriage.
Mr Dewani is excused from the hearing on medical grounds.
4 May 2011
The extradition hearing is told Mr Dewani would not be mistreated in a South African prison.
5 May 2011
Belmarsh Magistrates' Court hears Mr Dewani would be seen as having committed a "sissy crime" if jailed.
The extradition hearing is adjourned to 18 July.
1 June 2011
The trial of Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe in Cape Town is delayed after Wynberg Court is told Mr Mngeni has flu and was admitted to a prison hospital.
The case is postponed to 13 June for Mr Mngeni to recover.
18 July 2011
A judge rules that Shrien Dewani is too ill to attend his extradition hearing.
Mr Dewani appeared briefly at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court before being granted bail.
19 July 2011
A psychiatric expert tells Belmarsh Magistrates' Court that Mr Dewani said he would kill himself if extradited.
10 August 2011
A judge rules that Mr Dewani can be extradited to South Africa to stand trial over the murder of his wife Anni.
The decision will have to be ratified by Home Secretary Theresa May.
20 September 2011
A judge rules that Mr Mngeni and Mr Qwabe will go on trial at the Western Cape High Court on a date to be set next year.
21 September 2011
Mrs Dewani's family hand a petition to the Home Office calling on the home secretary to grant the South African government's request to extradite Mr Dewani to South Africa to stand trial over accusations he plotted to have her killed.
Mrs Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha handed the document, which has 11,411 signatures, to a home office official in London.
26 September 2011
Home Secretary Theresa May signs an order for Mr Dewani's extradition to South Africa.
29 September 2011
The family of Anni Dewani plead with her widower not to appeal against the decision to extradite him to South Africa to stand trial over her death.
30 September 2011
Lawyers for Mr Dewani lodge an appeal against the decision that he should be extradited.
13 December 2011
Mr Dewani's lawyer says he is not faking mental illness in order to avoid extradition, on the first day of his appeal against the decision that he can be extradited to South Africa.
14 December 2011
The hearing is told the jails where Mr Dewani would be held are the best in South Africa.
16 December 2011
The hearing is called off after all sides agree there is no need for further cross-examination.
The court is told the judgement will be delivered in the new year.
29 March 2012
CCTV footage of Shrien and Anni Dewani in Cape Town hours before her murder is shown on the BBC's Panorama programme.
30 March 2012
The extradition of Mr Dewani is temporarily halted on the grounds of his mental health.
31 July 2012
Westminster Magistrates' Court is told that Mr Dewani needs a "period of calm" before facing an extradition hearing.
The case is adjourned until September, to allow for updated medical evidence to be put before the court.
8 August 2012
Mziwamadoda Qwabe is sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering Mrs Dewani.
Qwabe says he and Shrien Dewani shot her dead.
According to a court document, Qwabe admitted stealing jewellery - including a white gold and diamond bracelet and a Giorgio Armani watch - from Mrs Dewani before killing her.
He said the murder had been organised by Mr Dewani and taxi driver Zola Tongo and Xolile Mngeni had also taken part.
13 August 2012
A judge in Cape Town rules that Xolile Mngeni, who has a brain tumour, is fit to stand trial for the murder of Mrs Dewani.
15 August 2012
Xolile Mngeni pleads not guilty to murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani at his trial at the Western Cape High Court, in Cape Town, in South Africa.
20 August 2012
A man accused of helping Shrien Dewani arrange the death of his wife in South Africa tells a court he did not receive any payment.
18 September 2012
Shrien Dewani is to apply to be treated on an open rehabilitation ward after an improvement in his mental health.
The 32-year-old has been diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Dr Paul Cantrell, the psychiatrist treating him, tells Westminster Magistrates' Court Mr Dewani wants to see a relaxation in his bail conditions.
It comes as Anni Dewani's father, Vinod Hindocha, says he had been torn apart' by his daughter's loss.
Mr Hindocha was speaking outside Westminster magistrates court where a further adjournment in the case was granted until October.
12 October 2012
Moving Mr Dewani to an open rehabilitation ward may increase his "flight risk", a court hears.
Westminster Magistrates' Court hears reports suggested he did not want to return to South Africa.
19 November 2012
Xolile Mngeni is convicted of firing the shot which killed Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in 2010.
He is found guilty of murder by a judge in Cape Town.
3 December 2012
Mr Dewani's lawyer tells Westminster Magistrates' Court that the businessman is now 'terrified' of car travel.
"In his current state it is unthinkable he would be able to plan any escape, let alone effect one," the court hears.
5 December 2012
Xolile Mngeni, 25, is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in Cape Town.
A judge ruled that he was an "evil person" who fired the shot that killed the 28-year-old.
1 July 2013
Mr Dewani's post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and risk of suicide have all improved, a court is told..
A hearing begins at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London but Mr Dewani, who is receiving treatment at a mental health hospital in Bristol, is excused from attending.
4 July 2013
A four-day hearing into the potential extradition of Mr Dewani ends with chief magistrate Howard Riddle saying he will make a decision later in July.
24 July 2013
Mr Dewani should be extradited to South Africa to face trial over his wife's death, a judge rules.
Chief magistrate Howard Riddle tells Westminster Magistrates' Court: "It may be a long time before Mr Dewani is fit to plead, but he may be closer to that point.
"It is not impossible that if returned now, then after a reasonable period of further treatment and assessment he will be found fit to plead and a trial can take place."
6 August 2013
Mr Dewani's lawyers say they are to launch a bid to take his case to the Supreme Court.
The move calls on two senior High Court judges - Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen's Bench Division, and Mr Justice Ouseley who allowed an appeal in March last year - to certify that their ruling raised "a point of law of general public importance" for consideration by the Supreme Court.
22 October 2013
The right to an appeal is won and Mr Dewani's case against his extradition to South Africa is to be reopened at the High Court in London.
Outside court, Anni Dewani's mother Nilam Hindocha says: "I was brought up to believe British justice is the best in the world, so it is very hard to understand why we are still here.
"I am the mother of a murdered daughter. How long do I have to wait?"
31 January 2014
Once again the High Court rules that Shrien Dewani, who remains in hospital, can be extradited to South Africa.
His legal team continues to argue he should not be sent there until he is fit to plead.
21 February 2014
Judicial Office confirms an application has been made to the Supreme Court to rule on the extradition of Mr Dewani.
This particular battle, to keep him in England until he is well enough to travel, has now been going on since 2011.
A possible return to South Africa will once again be delayed because of this latest court application.
3 March 2014
The Supreme Court application is blocked with the High Court refusing to allow a further appeal, triggering a 28-day period during which Mr Dewani must be extradited.
His lawyer Mark Summers tells the panel of judges fresh evidence suggests "his underlying medical condition may be chronic - incapable of being treated".