Anni Dewani murder: ‘Mystery man’ identified

The identity of a mystery man, ‘Mawewe’, linked to the murder of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani, has been revealed.

Updated: Sep 14, 2012, 15:01 PM IST

Cape Town: The identity of a mystery man, ‘Mawewe’, linked to the murder of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani, has been revealed.

Lieutenant Colonel Bonginkosi Kwinana testified that after arresting Xolile Mngeni, who has been suspected of killing Dewani, on November 16, 2010, he asked officers at the Lingelethu West police station if they knew ‘Mawewe’, his alleged accomplice.

“Some members knew about him and even gave his real name as Simphiwe Gom. I got his address [from them],” said Kwinana, who is investigating the case.

News24 quoted Kwinana as saying that he and the rest of his Hawks unit went to the address, but Mawewe was not there.

Mngeni led them to five or six other places, but he was nowhere to be found, Kwinana added.

Mngeni has been accused of hijacking, robbing and killing Anni Dewani in Gugulethu on November 13, 2010.

Anni was shot dead while on honeymoon in South Africa with Shiren, who is thought to have hired hitmen to kill his newly-wed wife.

The murder in Cape Town was allegedly staged to look like a bungled kidnapping.

ANI