Women’s league joins bid to extradite Dewani

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dewani august 1 AP Shrien Dewani. Picture: AP

Johannesburg - The ANC Women’s League will lobby the South African High Commission in London to “bring back Shrien Dewani” to stand trial for his alleged role in the murder of his wife in the country.

The league has also pledged to ensure that locals in court facing similar crimes were also sent to jail for longer periods.

This comes as the country is commemorating the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

ANCWL president Angie Motshekga issued this warning on Tuesday when the league launched the Bring Back Shrien Dewani campaign - a week after Xolile Mngeni was convicted for killing Anni Dewani.

Two other self-confessed killers, Zola Tongo and Mziwamadoda Qwabe, entered into plea bargains with the State and were sentenced to 18 and 25 years in jail respectively.

They also assisted the Western Cape High Court to successfully prosecute Mngeni after he had pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Detailing the campaign on Tuesday, Motshekga said: “It must be made clear to the international community that South Africa is not a slaughterhouse where people can come to our country and commit crimes against women or anyone else.

“Dewani must be extradited and face the music for the murder of his wife, Anni Dewani.”

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