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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Victim's sister hails Shrien Dewani court decision

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani has been found fit to stand trial in a move his wife's sister hailed as "a huge step in the right direction".

A mental health panel in South Africa unanimously decided that the 34-year-old businessman is not mentally ill and should be tried in October for Anni Dewani's murder in Cape Town.

Shrien Dewani is accused of paying three men to kill his wife Anni. Credit: ITV News

Her sister Ami Denborg said:

It's a relief for all of us. We've been waiting quite a long time for this. I know this autumn is going to be tough for us but we still want the trial to start so that we can get the information we need, we can get to know what really happened.

It feels like we're moving forward. It's still a long way to go but at least we're taking steps in the right direction, and this feels like a huge step in the right direction.

– Ami Denborg

Dewani, whose family attended court, is expected to appear again on September 9 for a pre-trial hearing, before his trial starts on October 6.

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