Dewani couple ‘begged for their lives’: Suspected killer
London: Indian-origin couple Shrien and Anni Dewani begged for their lives after their vehicle was hijacked during their honeymoon in South Africa, it has emerged.
Xolile Mngeni, who is believed to be one of the murderers hired to kill Anni, said that he and a man named ``Mawewe`` hijacked the taxi in Cape Town on November 13, 2010 with a ``white man and woman`` sitting in the back seat.
“They said please don``t kill us ... They took out two phones and a camera. I told them: you are not going to be killed,” Mngeni said in a police video shown in the court.
The video formed part of a trial-within-a-trial, in which the judge at Western Cape High Court had to decide whether the state can admit the video as evidence to be used later in proceedings, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, the defence argued that the statement was made under duress, and also questioned its authenticity.
In the video shown in court, Mngeni said he asked Mawewe, “What are we going to do with these two people?``
The alleged accomplice replied that he would separate the couple.
At this point, the ``white man`` apparently said he could not be dropped off alone because ``this is his wife,” the report said.
Dewani, 28, originally from Sweden, was killed in Gugulethu on November 2010 in an apparent hijacking.
Her husband was thrown out of the vehicle and Dewani``s body was found later.
So far, two men have admitted their role in Dewani``s murder and claimed her husband orchestrated the killing.
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