Cape Town - The Khayelitsha gunman who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the honeymoon murder of Swedish tourist Anni Hindocha Dewani died in prison on Saturday.
Western Cape Commissioner of Correctional Services Delekile Klaas said Xolile Mngeni’s family had been notified as well as the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Mngeni’s advocate, Matthews Dayimane, earlier this week told Weekend Argus that Mngeni had taken a turn for the worse and that his family had asked him to arrange for his client to be released to his family. The family had reported that Mngeni was weak and had stopped eating.
Mngeni’s grandmother, Zanyiwe, who raised him, was upset as she recalled visiting her grandson last Sunday.
He had been unable to respond to her questions coherently, she said.