Indian-origin woman’s killer down with cancerJuly 13th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) An alleged killer of Indian-origin woman Anni Dewani, who was murdered during her honeymoon in South Africa, is on his death bed with brain cancer, a media report said.
Xolile Mngeni, 23, is said to have shot dead the 28-year-old Anni on the orders of her newly-married husband Shrien, a businessman based in Bristol.
The alleged hitman is crucial to the case against murder suspect Shrien, sources said.
Mngeni had brain surgery a month ago but it failed to stop the growth of the tumour and he may have only days to live, they said.
South African prosecutors fear Mngeni may die before they can question him in a Cape Town court next month.
Prosecutor Vusi Tshabalala said: “I will only know on the day of his appearance if he will be in court.”
Mngeni originally told police he was involved in the contract killing plot, but later retracted it claiming he confessed under police torture.
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