Man convicted of Anni Dewani's murder dies in prison

One of the men convicted of killing newlywed Anni Dewani on her honeymoon has died in prison, a South African official has confirmed.

Xolile Mngeni, 27, was jailed for life following a trial in 2012.

Lawyers for Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering Anni's murder. have continued to question Mngeni's accomplice Mziwamadoa Qwabe.

She died after being shot as she toured a South African township on her honeymoon four years ago.

Qwabe has already been jailed for 25 years for his part in the execution of Anni. Prosecutors claim bisexual Dewani wanted out of his marriage and arranged a carjacking in which he survived and his wife did not.

The 34-year-old millionaire denies murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.

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UK businessman Dewani set for October murder trial

The British businessman accused of organising the murder of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa is set to face trial in October.

Shrien Dewani was today declared fit to stand trial after a panel of three psychiatrists and a clinical psychologist assessed his mental health and concluded that he was not mentally ill.

Dewani, from Bristol, is accused of paying three men to kill Anni Dewani during the couple's honeymoon, which he denies.

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

Dewani was extradited from the UK to face trial charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.

He previously appeared at Western Cape High Court on June 20 after receiving treatment at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town since April. He had been detained for observation ahead of today's court appearance.

Before his extradition, Dewani was detained in a hospital in Britain for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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