Dewani accomplice asks for forgiveness

Mziwamadoda Qwabe dropped his head and asked Anni Dewani's family for forgiveness.

Xolile Mngeni, one of the men accused of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani, appears in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, 13 August 2012. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Mziwamadoda Qwabe spent Monday morning detailing the events which led to Anni Dewani's murder.

Earlier in the case, he admitted to his role in the events that led to Dewani's murder in Cape Town back in November 2010.

Qwabe testified he and Xolile Mngeni were paid more than R10,000 to set up the murder.

He has already been sentenced to 25-years in jail following a plea agreement.

But before he stepped out of the witness box, state prosecutor Adrian Mopp asked him if there was anything he would like to add to his testimony.

He dropped his head and asked Anni's family for forgiveness.

Anni's father and cousin, who were in the court, were not able to hold back their tears.

When the matter resumes, the defence team will cross-examine Qwabe.

Meanwhile, alleged mastermind Shrien Dewani is reportedly recovering from post-traumatic stress in the United Kingdom.

Dewani has denied any involvement in the crime and his extradition hearing will resume in 2013.