Dewani murder puzzle 'still incomplete'

Anni Dewani’s father believes Shrien Dewani holds many answers regarding her murder.

Anni Dewani’s father believes Shrien Dewani holds many answers regarding her murder.

CAPE TOWN - The father of slain British newlywed Anni Dewani on Wednesday said the story of her murder is still incomplete.

Vinod Hindocha was in the Western Cape High Court when his daughter's killer Xolile Mngeni was sentenced.

The 25-year-old Khayelitsha gunman was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Two other are already serving lengthy jail terms for their part in the crime.

Anni's husband, Shrien, who is the alleged mastermind, is fighting attempts for him to be extradited to Cape Town to stand trial.

He is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Shrien has denied any involvement in the murder, but refuses to return to South Africa as he believes he will not receive a fair trial.

Judge Robert Henney described Mngeni as a merciless and evil person.

"It is difficult to imagine the absolute terror that she [Anni] must have endured when she stared down the barrel of the gun."

During the ruling, Hindocha wept at times.

An unemotional Mngeni was then escorted to the court cells.

Outside court, Hindocha told journalists why he attended the proceedings.

"I wanted to look into Mngeni's eyes when the sentence was imposed on him."

Before Hindocha drove off, he thanked South Africans for their support, adding that Shrien still holds many answers about her murder.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority welcomed the sentence saying Mngeni showed arrogance throughout the trial.