Mngeni who is one of three men convicted of murdering Anni Dewani.
The crowd cheered, wept and blew their vuvuzelas as Meyiwa's casket was brought into Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly trying to rob a cash-loan business.
A convoy of cars has entered the Moses Mabhida Stadium ahead of Meyiwa's body.
Kensington and Bez Valley residents are however still left without any electricity.
Mngeni’s family are singing hymns and praying inside the house before a eulogy will be delivered.