Anni Dewani's honeymoon hitman dies

Xolile Mngeni in court

Xolile Mngeni, the man accused of killing Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani, is pictured at Cape Town's High Court on November 19, 2012, before hearing his judgment.

Xolile Mngeni, the man accused of killing Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani, is pictured at Cape Town's High Court on November 19, 2012, before hearing his judgment.

Xolile Mngeni in court

Xolile Mngeni, the man accused of killing Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani, is pictured at Cape Town's High Court on November 19, 2012, before hearing his judgment.

Xolile Mngeni, the man accused of killing Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani, is pictured at Cape Town's High Court on November 19, 2012, before hearing his judgment.

CAPE TOWN - Convicted honeymoon murderer, Xolile Mngeni, has died.

Mngeni is the only South African to go on trial for the murder of Swedish honeymooner, Anni Dewani.

He was just 27 years old.

Mngeni was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent surgery, in 2011, while awaiting trial for the murder.

During his trial, the following year, the court heard that he has a lifespan of only five years.

Correctional Services officials say there was nothing more doctors could do for him.

Mngeni was convicted as the triggerman, who fired the fatal shot into Anni&39;s neck.

He was serving a life sentence.

This rules him out as a witness in the trial against Shrien Dewani, currently underway at the Western Cape High Court.

* The video attached in the gallery above covers the application by Mngeni for medical parole in July this year.

* Also attached above is the Skype interview with eNCA reporter, Leigh-Anne Jansen with details on the breaking news.

 

Xolile Mngeni&x27;s Medical Report