South African jailed in Anni Dewani honeymoon murder

  • A South African man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani during her honeymoon in Cape Town.

    Mziwamadoda Qwabe admitted he and Mrs Dewani's British husband Shrien Dewani shot her dead in November 2010.

    According to court documents, Qwabe admitted stealing jewellery from Mrs Dewani, 28, before killing her.

    He said the murder was organized by Mr Dewani, 32, adding taxi driver Zola Tongo and Xolile Mngeni had also taken part.

    Shortly after the murder, Tongo confessed to killing Mrs Dewani and was sentenced to 18 years in prison following a plea bargain.

    Mngeni has a malignant brain tumour that has prevented him from going on trial.

    Dewani denies plotting to kill his wife and the British court has halted his extradition, citing his the state of his mental health.

    He faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and obstructing the administration of justice.

    The case is due to resume in September.