Anni Dewani's killer jailed for 25 years

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, in the striped top, tried to hide his face after revealing to the South African Court that he murdered Anni Dewani Credit: ITV West

Mziwamadoda Qwabe has been jailed for 25 years after revealing to the South African Court today that he murdered honeymoon bride Anni Dewani. The court heard - he also admitted kidnapping, robbery and illegal posession of a firearm.

Anni married Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani in 2010. The couple went on honeymoon to South Africa and as they drove through Cape Town their taxi was apparently carjacked. Mr Dewani said he was pushed from the vehicle. It was found the next day in the Guglethu township. Anni's body was inside.

The taxi driver Zola Tongo admitted his part of a conspiracy and is serving an 18 year sentence. He said Shrien Dewani planned the killing and paid him the equivalent of £2,000 to make it happen. South African prosecutors are fighting to extradite Mr Dewani to the country to face trial.

That has been postponed because his doctors say he's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, is a suicide risk and unfit to face trial while still ill.

Shrien Dewani denies any involvement in his wife's murder. He remains in the Bristol hospital where he is being treated.

Along with Qwabe, another man, Xolile Mngeni is also charged and is yet to plea.

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