Mngeni found guilty of killing Anni Dewani
Xolile Mngeni has been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani.
Judge Robert Henney found Mngeni (25) guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He was acquitted on a kidnapping charge as this was executed as part of a single chain of events leading up to the murder.
Dewani was killed in Gugulethu on November 13, 2010, and her body found the next day.
“The State has proven its case beyond reasonable doubt,” Henney said.
“The case against the accused is overwhelming and the accused could barely avoid the avalanche of evidence from crashing down on him.”
Mngeni stood expressionless as the judgment was delivered. His family watched wide-eyed from the gallery above.
Hordes of photographers crowded around Mngeni when he walked back down to the cells, using his walking frame.