The National Prosecuting Authority is confident that murder suspect Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa.
Dewani will appear in the Belmarsh Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the start of his extradition hearing, which is expected to last three days. If the British businessman is extradited, he will stand trial for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa.
"We are not entertaining the possibility that he may not be extradited. We don't see that as a possibility. From a legal point of view, we’re confident," NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga told the Cape Times.
British media reported on Monday that the 31-year-old's lawyers will claim that their client's life would be in danger were he to be extradited and held in a South African prison.
Dewani was sent to a mental hospital in Somerset after an apparent suicide attempt in February.