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Anni's family objects to Mngeni's parole

Anni Dewani’s family have objected to Xolile Mngeni seeking medical parole so early into his sentence.

Xolile Mngeni enters the courtroom 2 in the Western Cape High Court with the aid of his walker on 5 December 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The uncle of slain British bride Anni Dewani says the family strongly objects to medical parole being sought by one of the men who was convicted of her murder.

It emerged at the weekend Xolile Mngeni applied for medical parole.

Mngeni was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour during trial in 2011.

Ashok Hindocha says the family are against Mngeni being granted medical parole two years into his life sentence.

Media reports suggest parole is already being process by the correctional services department.

Hindocha says his family also wants Anni's husband Shrien to be tried as soon as possible.

"What happened to her? When we've had closure from this case, then we can discuss other issues like health."

The United Kingdom businessman is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation and is accused of orchestrating his wife's murder in 2010 by staging a fake hijacking in Cape Town.

Watch: Dewani finally arrives in SA

A provisional date for Dewani to stand trial has been set down for 6 October.

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