'Xolile Mngeni will be missed'

The burial follows a nearly three hour long funeral service held at his family home in Khayelitsha.

Xolile Mngeni was laid to rest today in Khayelitsha. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - One of the men convicted for the murder of Anni Dewani has been buried in Cape Town.

Xolile Mngeni died at Goodwood Prison about two weeks ago after a battle with cancer.

He is one of three men convicted of Dewani's murder.

It's still uncertain whether his death will affect the case against Shrien Dewani who is facing charges of organising his wife's murder in 2010.

Mngeni's elderly grandmother wept as the coffin was lowered into the ground at the Khayelitsha Cemetery.

The burial follows a nearly three hour long funeral service held at his family home in C section, Khayelitsha earlier today.

Mngeni's uncle, Michael Mngeni says the 27-year-old was better known to his family and neighbourhood friends at Wati.

"I don't feel well, we're not happy about this. We won't get him back."

He adds Mngeni will always be remembered for his good sense of humor.

Mngeni's family members sang hymns and prayed inside the house before a eulogy was delivered.

Some family members wore t-shirts with a picture of him reading "Rest in peace", Xolile Mngeni.

Meanwhile, a Cape Town lawyer said the convicted killer's death is unlikely to have any impact on the murder trial.

Experts found that he was an unreliable witness in his own trial.

Its unlikely Mngeni would've been called to testify in the matter.

Mngeni and two other men, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Zola Tongo were sentenced for their role in killing Anni four years ago.

Qwabe and Tongo entered into plea bargains with the state shortly after they were arrested for the murder.