Anni's dad listens to killer's testimony

2012-08-27 12:18
Vinod Hindocha (File, News24)

Vinod Hindocha (File, News24)

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Cape Town - Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha sat in on the trial of her alleged killer in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Hindocha sat with his fists tightly clenched as he watched proceedings get underway.

Both he and a female relative wore a photo of the slain honeymooner on their chests. The photo, edged with pink ribbon, showed a smiling and relaxed Anni.

Dewani was on honeymoon with her husband Shrien Dewani in Cape Town in November 2010, when she was killed in an apparent hijacking.

Xolile Mngeni has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Hindocha sat on the edge of his seat as the State's next witness, convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe, was called to the stand.

Qwabe was sentenced to an effective 25 years in jail for his part in the murder.

The father held his hand over his mouth and then wiped away tears as Qwabe described how Anni's husband allegedly organised her murder.

Mngeni has been found fit to stand trial despite having a malignant brain tumour.

Shrien has been accused by various sources of masterminding his wife's murder and making it look like a hijacking.

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