Tourist murder accused case postponed

2010-11-18 10:35

The man accused of killing honeymooning tourist Anni Dewani made a brief appearance in Cape Town’s Wynberg Regional Court today.

Xolile Mngeni (26) of Khayelitsha did not have a lawyer and the case was postponed to next Thursday to allow him to get legal representation.

Dewani (28) and her husband, Shrien, were reportedly hijacked in Gugulethu on Saturday evening.

Shrien was released unharmed. His wife’s body was found in the abandoned vehicle on Sunday morning.

Magistrate Jackie Redelinghuys told Mngeni that he was also being charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances.

“The state alleges in your case that you committed murder, and that the death of the victim was caused during the commission of a robbery with aggravating circumstances, or committed by a group of people acting in common purpose,” the magistrate said.

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