Man to stand trial over honeymoon killing

The man accused of firing the gun that killed honeymooner Anni Dewani is due to go on trial today in South Africa.

A judge previously declared Xolile Mngeni was fit enough to stand trial despite suffering a malignant brain tumour.

Xolile Mngeni is accused of firing the gun that killed Anni Dewani. Credit: Reuters

Mrs Dewani, who was 28, was shot dead and her body found in an abandoned taxi in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township, while on her honeymoon, in November 2010.

South African Mziwamadoda Qwabe has already pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, and illegal possession of firearm in connection with the death of Mrs Dewani. He was jailed for 25 years.

Mrs Dewani's husband Shrien is accused of arranging the contract killing of his wife, which he denies. He is currently being treated for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

An update on his health is to be presented to the courts in September to see whether he is fit for extradition to South Africa.

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Dewani accused on trial

The man accused of firing the gun that killed honeymooner Anni Dewani has pleaded not guilty at a South African court. A judge said Xolile Mngeni was fit enough to stand trial despite suffering a malignant brain tumour.