The Justice Department on Monday refused to confirm whether Shrien Dewani’s extradition matter will be heard in a London court in January.
The British businessman was arrested earlier in December in connection with the murder of his wife Anni. The 28-year-old woman was shot dead in Cape Town in November.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has submitted its official extradition papers with the justice ministry, who along with the International Relations and Cooperation Department, will be responsible for liaising with its British counterparts.
It is believed an extradition inquiry will take place on 20 January 2011.
Meanwhile, the Mail Online is reporting a leaked document indicates Anni was both shot and stabbed.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)