South African Gets Life for Tourist's Murder

South African Xolile Mngeni, who was found guilty of killing Swedish national Anni Dewani, is to be jailed for life. The judge has also sentenced him to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Xolile Mngeni hides his face in court.

  • South Africa:  Third Man Found Guilty in Dewani Murder

    South African Press Association, 19 November 2012

    Xolile Mngeni was found guilty in the Western Cape High Court on Monday of killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani. read more »

  • South Africa:  Honeymoon Killer Found Guilty

    South African Press Association, 5 November 2012

    The State has proven beyond reasonable doubt that Xolile Mngeni acted in common purpose to kill honeymooner Anni Dewani, the Western Cape High Court heard during closing argument ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Western Cape Court Postpones Arguments

    South African Press Association, 31 October 2012

    The Western Cape High Court postponed closing arguments on Wednesday in the trial of tourist Anni Dewani's alleged killer. read more »

  • South Africa:  Cellphone Calls By Dewani Murder Accused Revealed in Court

    West Cape News, 10 October 2012

    Convicted murderer Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni spoke via cellphone before, and shortly after she was killed, the Western Cape High Court heard on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Dewani Murder Accused Confession Admitted as Evidence

    West Cape News, 26 September 2012

    Allegations that Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni was tortured into giving his statement of confession to police were dismissed by Western Cape High Court Judge Robert ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Judge to Decide Admissibility of Dewani Murder Accused's Confession

    West Cape News, 25 September 2012

    In final arguments over whether Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni's confessions statement should be admissable as evidence, state prosecutor Adrian Mopp argued that Mngeni's ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Video Shows Dewani Murder Accused Points Out Crime Scene

    West Cape News, 20 September 2012

    In a video recorded by the police three days after Anni Dewani's lifeless body was found on the backseat of a car belonging to shuttle taxi driver Zola Tongo, murder accused Xolile ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Fourth Policeman Denies Forcing Confession From Dewani Murder Accused.

    West Cape News, 20 September 2012

    On the last day set aside for the Anni Dewani murder trial in the Cape High Court a fourth policeman denied that accused Xolile Mngeni was tortured and assaulted shortly after his ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Third Cop Denies Assault Against Anni Dewani Murder Accused

    West Cape News, 18 September 2012

    A third police officer today told the Cape High Court that Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni was lying about having being tortured prior to making his statement of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Dewani Accused Denies Pulling Trigger

    West Cape News, 18 September 2012

    Video footage of Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni's confession upon his arrest on November 16, 2010 shows Mngeni denying pulling the trigger of the gun that killed the ... read more »

Vinod Hindocha, father of slain honeymooner Anni Dewani, is seen with relatives outside court. Hindocha took the witness stand to identify items belonging to his daughter.

  • South Africa:  Dewani Murder Accused 'Misleading Court' - Witness

    West Cape News, 18 September 2012

    Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni was "misleading" the court in suggesting that he was beaten by police officers in the hours after his arrest, said police ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Anni Dewani Murder Trial Witnesses Provide Conflicting Evidence

    West Cape News, 17 September 2012

    The defence representing accused Xolile Mngeni, the man charged with murdering Swedish newlywed Anni Dewani almost two years ago, were left smiling when a new state witness ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Admissibility of Dewani Murder Accused's 'Confession' Contested

    West Cape News, 17 September 2012

    The admissibility of a statement Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni made to the police on Monday became the subject of a trial-within-a-trial at the Cape High Court. read more »

  • South Africa:  Anni Dewani's Father Takes the Stand

    West Cape News, 17 September 2012

    For the first time since the murder case started, murdered Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha, 63, took the witness stand on Monday afternoon and identified items belonging to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Dewani Accused's Friend Is a Police Informant - Court Heard

    West Cape News, 17 September 2012

    A State witness, a friend of accused Xolile Mngeni, informed the police two-days after Anni Dewani was murdered, telling them of what Mngeni had told him, that he had killed an ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Trial Within Dewani Trial

    South African Press Association, 10 September 2012

    A trial-within-a-trial of a man accused of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani was being heard in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Defense Lawyer Blasted in Dewani Murder Trial

    West Cape News, 29 August 2012

    The judge presiding over the Anni Dewani murder trial issued a strongly worded warning to accused Xolile Mngeni's attorney when his absence delayed the trial for an hour yesterday ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Witness Links Dewani Murder Accused to Convicted Taxi Driver

    West Cape News, 24 August 2012

    A new state witness in the Anni Dewani murder trial this afternoon identified accused Xolile Mngeni as having been in the same car as convicted taxi driver Zola Tongo on the Anni ... read more »

  • South Africa:  24 Unidentified Fingerprints Found At Dewani Murder Scene

    West Cape News, 23 August 2012

    Of the 27 fingerprints found on the car in which newlywed Anni Dewani was shot and killed almost two years ago, only three belonged to two people have been identified, a forensic ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Witness Details How Anni Dewani's Killing Was Planned

    West Cape News, 15 August 2012

    Incriminating details of how the planning of Anni Dewani's murder occurred emerged in the Western Cape High Court today as a state witness told of the calls he received from ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Trial of Dewani Murder Co-Accused to Proceed Despite Brain Tumour

    West Cape News, 14 August 2012

    Although the man accused of firing the gun that killed Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani suffers from a malignant brain tumour and struggles to concentrate for long periods of time, ... read more »

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