Anni Dewani’s killer 'doing well'
Xolile Mngeni remains in the hospital section of Brandvlei Correctional Centre in Worcester.
CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town man who fired the shot that killed bride Anni Dewani is doing well medically, the Department of Correctional Services said on Thursday.
In 2012, cancer sufferer Xolile Mngeni was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder.
Anni's husband, Shrien Dewani, is expected to be extradited from Britain to South Africa on Tuesday.
He is accused of masterminding his wife's 2010 murder during an alleged staged hijacking.
The 28-year-old was shot and killed while on honeymoon in Cape Town.
It was revealed during Mngeni's lengthy murder trial in 2012 that he had suffered from a rare brain tumour.
An oncologist testified that although the tumour had disappeared, it could return and prove fatal.
Mngeni denied all the charges against him.
He attended most court proceedings with the help of a walking frame.
The Correctional Services Department says Mngeni remains in the hospital section of Brandvlei Correctional Centre in Worcester.
Mngeni's accomplices Mziwamadoda Qwabe and taxi driver Zola Tongo are also serving lengthy jail terms.
Video tracing Anni Dewani's final footsteps.