Dewani's killer in a stable condition

Xolile Mngeni was admitted to Groote Schuur hospital over a week ago.

FILE: Xolile Mngeni in court during his sentencing proceedings on 26 November 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Anni Dewani's killer, Xolile Mngeni, remains in a stable condition in a Cape Town hospital.

Mngeni was admitted to Groote Schuur Hospital over a week ago but authorities are refusing to reveal the cause of his admittance.

Anni was killed in an alleged fake hijacking in Gugulethu while she and her husband Shrien were on their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

Two years later, Mngeni was convicted for firing the single shot that killed her.

It was initially reported that he was admitted to Groote Schuur Hospital in a critical condition but the hospital has since confirmed that Mngeni's condition is stable.

It emerged during Mngeni's 2012 trial that he was suffering from a rare brain tumour.

A subsequent operation saw his cancer successfully removed but doctors warned that if it returned, it may prove fatal.

The National Prosecuting Authority has refused to comment on the state of Mngeni's health.

In April, Anni's husband Shrien was extradited to South Africa from the United Kingdom to face charges of murder for his role in the crime.

He is being held at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in Pinelands.

Dewani has denied orchestrating his wife's murder.

A trial date has not yet been set.