LONDON — A British man who allegedly arranged the killing of his wife during their South African honeymoon was in jail yesterday following his first appearance in extradition proceedings.
A judge initially said Shrien Dewani, 30, could be freed on bail if he posted bail of $400,000, but that was revoked when South African authorities appealed the ruling. It was unclear how soon the High Court would hear arguments on the appeal.
Dewani spoke in court only to confirm his name, age, and date of birth.
Dewani, who has been accused of arranging the killing of his 28-year-old wife Anni, surrendered to police Tuesday in the southwestern English city of Bristol.
Taxi driver Zola Tongo, who pleaded guilty to a role in the killing, has agreed in a plea bargain to testify against others allegedly involved in the plot.
Dewani, a British citizen, has said his Swedish wife was killed when their taxi was attacked during a risky late-night tour of the Gugulethu township in Cape Town on Nov. 13.