Shrien Dewani
Shrien Dewani is accused of hiring men to kill his wife Anni in South Africa Reuters

A man accused ordering the killing of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa has lost his appeal against extradition.

Shrien Dewani, 28, has been fighting extradition from the UK to face proceedings in South Africa, until he has fully recovered from a mental breakdown and post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered following the death of his wife Anni Dewani.

Mrs Dewani was murdered in a carjacking in the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 while on her honeymoon. Her husband is accused of hiring men to murder his wife

Three judges, headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, have announced that he should be extradited to South Africa as long as the government promises to return him if he does prove to be unfit to stand trial.

The panel ruled it would be "unjust and oppressive" to block Dewani's extradition. He is currently detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act.

Dewani's lawyers argue he would be willing to defend himself at a trial once he has has recovered from mental health problems.

So far three men, Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe and taxi driver Zola Tongo, have been convicted for the murder of Anni Dewani.

Qwabe and Mngeni were both given life sentences after pleaded guilty to her murder, while Tongo was also given an 18-year-jail sentence for his part in the killing.