South African sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder of honeymoon bride Anni Dewani

Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to murdering bride two days into her honeymoon and has been sentenced to 25 years in prison

One of two men accused of killing honeymoon bride Anni Dewani has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

South African Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnapping, robbery, murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

Dewani was murdered while on her honeymoon in South Africa. The Swedish-born 28-year-old was kidnapped and later killed while taking a taxi on a slum tourism trip in 2010.

Her husband Shrien Dewani is accused of hiring two men to kill his bride and he denies any wrongdoing, and remains in the UK fighting extradition.

Last week, Britain’s High Court temporarily halted Dewani’s extradition, citing mental health grounds.

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