British tourist conspired in bride's murder: South African driver

19:58, December 07, 2010      

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British tourist Shrien Dewani conspired with South African taxi driver Zola Tongo in the hijacking that led to the murder of his wife Anni in Gugulethu, near Cape Town on Nov. 13 , the Cape High Court heard on Tuesday morning.

According to Cape Talk radio station, Tongo made the allegation in a plea and sentence agreement entered into with South African state prosecutors.

Earlier the South African Press Association (SAPA) reported that Vinod Hindocha, the father of slain honeymooner Anni Dewani, was in the Cape High Court to witness the sentencing of Tongo.

Tongo, 31, the driver of the vehicle in which the Dewanis were travelling when they were allegedly hijacked, was charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating the ends of justice.

The other two men arrested in connection with the murder, Xolile Mnguni, 23, and Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 25, are to appear in the Wynberg Regional Court again on February 25 next year.

The Dewanis, from Bristol, England, were hijacked in the Cape Town township of Gugulethu. Shrien said the hijackers forced him out of the hired vehicle. Anni's body was found in the abandoned vehicle the next day.

Source: Xinhua


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