Shrien Dewani, whose wife was shot dead on their honeymoon in Cape Town has been arrested by UK authorities for her murder and may be extradited to South Africa.

Anni Dewani, 28, was shot after being kidnapped while she and her husband travelled through a part of South Africa known to be dangerous.

Dewani was arrested for plotting to kill his wife after taxi driver Zola Tongo told Western Cape High Court on Tuesday that the 31 year old Briton had offered  him 15,000 rand (£1,400) to kill his wife.

Taxi driver accuses husband of honeymoon murder

Dewani is due to appear before the City of Westminster magistrates Court today, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

He is then expected to be extradited to South Africa.

Dewani had previously emphatically denied murdering his wife.

Husband denies South Africa murder

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille told the South African Press Association that full extradition proceedings for Dewani are underway.

“Shrien must be extradited…We must get to the truth of this gruesome murder.”

Police confirmed that Dewani had given himself up at a police station in his home town of Bristol on Tuesday and was then arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder his wife.

Tongo, 31 was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for his role in the plot, following a plea bargain with the state.