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British man in honeymoon slaying case leaves South Africa after being acquitted of murder

  • British businessman Shrien Dewani, left, prepares to leave the country at Cape Town, South Africa's airport Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.  On Monday Dewani had charges, relating to the murder of his newly wedded wife, Anni Dewani, thrown out of court.  (AP Photo)

    British businessman Shrien Dewani, left, prepares to leave the country at Cape Town, South Africa's airport Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. On Monday Dewani had charges, relating to the murder of his newly wedded wife, Anni Dewani, thrown out of court. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • British businessman Shrien Dewani, left, prepares to leave the country at Cape Town, South Africa's airport Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.  On Monday Dewani had charges, relating to the murder of his newly wedded wife, Anni Dewani, thrown out of court.  (AP Photo)

    British businessman Shrien Dewani, left, prepares to leave the country at Cape Town, South Africa's airport Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. On Monday Dewani had charges, relating to the murder of his newly wedded wife, Anni Dewani, thrown out of court. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from TV British businessman Shrien Dewan leaves the court in Cape Town South Africa after being acquitted of the murder of is wife Anni Monday Dec. 8, 2014.   Dwani was accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town and was acquitted of murder  after  South African judge  Jeanette Traverso concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling .  (AP Photo/Court Pool)

    In this image taken from TV British businessman Shrien Dewan leaves the court in Cape Town South Africa after being acquitted of the murder of is wife Anni Monday Dec. 8, 2014. Dwani was accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town and was acquitted of murder after South African judge Jeanette Traverso concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling . (AP Photo/Court Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A British businessman acquitted of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon in Cape Town has flown out of South Africa.

Shrien Dewani, who was extradited this year from Britain to face trial in South Africa, arrived at Cape Town's international airport on Tuesday. Journalists saw him board an Emirates flight to Dubai, where he could possibly catch a connecting flight to Britain.

Dewani did not speak as he was escorted through the airport while surrounded by media seeking comment.

Dewani was cleared Monday of paying hitmen to kill his wife Anni in 2010 and make it look like a botched carjacking. In issuing her ruling, Judge Jeanette Traverso said evidence in the prosecution's case was insufficient.