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Cape Town man guilty of honeymoon Dewani murder


Cape Town High Court Judge Robert Henney found South African man Xolile Mngeni guilty of killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani who was with her Bristol based husband Shrien Dewani, when the taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu Township on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010, and Mrs Dewani was shot in the head. The Judge said Mngeni was accused on five counts.

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