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British Businessman Faces Extradition in Wife's South Africa Murder

Shrien Dewani, the British man accused of having his wife murdered during their honeymoon in South Africa, as he arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London (File Photo)

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has approved the extradition of a British businessman to South Africa to go on trial for his bride's murder.

Shrien Dewani is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in November.

British authorities say Dewani has 14 days to appeal his extradition.

Dewani has maintained his innocence, saying he and his wife were carjacked as they were driven through a crime ridden section of Cape Town.

Their taxi driver said Dewani paid him to arrange his wife's murder. The driver pleaded guilty for his role in Anni Dewani's murder and has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Two other men arrested for the murder are awaiting trial.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.