Dewani killer to be sentenced

2012-11-21 07:27

Johannesburg - One of the murderers of British honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani will be sentenced by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Xolile Mngeni, 25, has been found guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was acquitted on a kidnapping charge, as this formed part of a single chain of events leading up to the murder.

Mngeni took the stand in his own defence, but failed to convince the court of his innocence.

The Khayelitsha resident was found fit to stand trial despite having a malignant brain tumour.

The judge said Mngeni had not taken the court into his confidence. He had offered only bare denials and a late revelation of alibi witnesses.

Dewani was shot dead in Gugulethu on November 13 2010 in an allegedly faked hijacking. She was on honeymoon with her husband Shrien at the time.

Her body was found in a curled up position on the back seat of the hijacked vehicle, with a single gunshot wound to the neck.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-11-21 08:09

    Nothing less than life behand bars. The worm needs to grovel in prison. Now, to get Shrien Dewani extradited.

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-11-21 08:23

    Fry him the piece of trash...........then its time to fry the husband, now that piece of waste, should get 500 years, but then raped and hurt in prison every day of the rest of his pathetic life.....

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-11-21 09:15

    Your honor can we now sentence the Playing confused Husband?

  • lekat1 - 2012-11-21 09:54

    You brought all this to urself, no one asked you to go around killing people. For god sake what a hell were you thinking???? Look at him!! He’s asking for messy. Fools!!!This should serve as a lesson to other fools out there

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