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Dewani murder trial back on track today

Caryn Dolley

PROCEEDINGS in the trial of one of Anni Dewani’s alleged hitmen were expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court today.

Yesterday, Xolile Mngeni’s legal representative, Matthews Dayimani, told Judge Robert Henney that his client – who has a brain tumour – was not well.

Dayimani said the court orderly noticed Mngeni had vomited blood.

Last year, a tumour was diagnosed, which had spread to the lining of his spinal cord.

Judge Henney ordered that Mngeni be taken to a district surgeon and said he wanted to see a doctor’s certificate.

Mngeni has denied kidnapping, robbing and murdering Anni on November 13, 2010, crimes which the State believes were orchestrated by her husband Shrien.

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