The Western Cape High Court has ruled that a confession statement made by Anni Dewani murder accused, Xolile Mngeni, be admitted as evidence in the trial. This follows a lengthy trial-within-a-trial to determine the admissibility of Mngeni's statement.
The defence argued that the confession was made under duress.
Mngeni has pleaded not guilty to five charges against him, including murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. His defence wanted his confession kept out of evidence because it says Mngeni was tortured and assaulted into making the confession and pointing out the crime scenes, the NPA has denied the accusations.
Judge, Robert Henney, has also ruled that Mngeni's pointing out of the crime scenes in Gugulethu and Khayelitsha be admitted as evidence.
Anni Dewani was murdered in an apparent hijacking in November 2010, while on honeymoon in Cape Town. Her husband Shrien, who is fighting extradition to South Africa, is the alleged mastermind behind her murder.