Anni Dewani murder: Another South African found guilty

A South African court Monday found a third man guilty of the 2010 killing of 28-year-old Indian-origin Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani.

Xolile Mngeni, 25, was found guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder and illegal possession of a firearm by the Western Cape High Court, SAPA news agency reported.

His co-accused have said they killed Anni on November 13, 2010 while she was on honeymoon in Cape Town on orders of her husband Shrien Dewani. But Shrien, a British businessman, denies plotting to kill his wife and is still fighting extradition to South Africa.

"The State has proven its case beyond reasonable doubt," Judge Robert Henney said in his verdict after the trial, which lasted three months. Mngeni looked stony-faced throughout the judgment.

He denied the charges but Judge Henney said the accused's "evidence was riddled with inconsistencies and untruths".

The case has received massive public attention in both UK and South Africa.

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