Life for Anni Dewani murderer

A South African man has been jailed for life over the murder of newlywed Anni Dewani during her honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. Xolile Mngeni was convicted of shooting her dead last month.

Court heard Mngeni pulled the trigger that killed Dewani

Xolile Mngeni, who had surgery in June 2011 to remove a brain tumour, has suffered seizures and black outs and has memory problems, his lawyer said. His poor health has slowed his trial and he appeared skinnier than he had at previous hearings.

Anni and her husband Shrien Dewani at their wedding. Credit: ITV News

In his ruling, Judge Henney dismissed claims by Mngeni's lawyer that his client had been set up for the killing.

Zola Tongo, the taxi driver that police say Anni's husband Shrien asked to plot the killing, earlier pleaded guilty to charges over the death and received an 18-year prison sentence. Mziwamadoda Qwabe was jailed in August for 25 years after admitting murder.

Both Tongo and Qwabe have said Mr Dewani wanted it to look like he was not involved his wife's murder.

In a statement provided as part of his plea deal, Qwabe said that after he and Mngeni staged the fake hijacking, he drove the car as Mngeni kept a pistol pointed at Mrs Dewani in the back seat and then pulled the trigger, the fatal shot going through her neck.

Panicked, Qwabe said he stopped the car and got out, helping Mngeni find the spent bullet casing. He threw the casing into a sewer as they ran away into the night.

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Third conviction in Anni Dewani murder case

Prosecutors said Xolile Mngeni was hired by Mrs Dewani's British husband Shrien Dewani to carry out the killing, which was made to look like a car hijacking in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township during the couple's honeymoon.

Anni and her husband Shrien Dewani. Credit: ITV News

Following her death three men have been convicted. Anni's husband Shrien Dewani is fighting extradition to South Africa and continues to deny he orchestrated the killing. The convictions to date are:

December 2010: Taxi driver Zola Tongo is jailed for 18 years after making a plea agreement with prosecutors.

August 2012: Mziwamadoda Qwabe is jailed for 25 years after admitting murder.

November 2012: Xolile Mngeni is found guilty of killing Mrs Dewani.

Man guilty of shooting honeymooner Anni Dewani

A South African man has been found guilty of shooting honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani in 2010.

Prosecutors said Xolile Mngeni was hired by Mrs Dewani's British husband Shrien Dewani to carry out the killing, which was made to look like a car hijacking in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township.

Xolile Mngeni has been found guilty of the murder of Anni Dewani. Credit: Reuters

In August Mngeni's accomplice Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to charges over the murder.

Mr Dewani is fighting extradition to South Africa and continues to deny he orchestrated the killing.

Judge Robert Henney ruled Mngeni was guilty of killing 28-year-old Mrs Dewani.