Fingerprints match Anni's accused
A fingerprint expert has linked Xolile Mngeni, the man accused of pulling the trigger on Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani, to the car in which she died.
Testifying in the Cape Town High Court yesterday, Warrant-Officer Johan Hanekom said the fingerprints he lifted from Zola Tongo's car matched Mngeni's.
Mngeni's two co-accused, Tongo and Mziwamadoda Qwabe, entered into plea and sentencing agreements with the state.
Anni was shot dead while on honeymoon with husband Shrien Dewani in Cape Town in November 2010.
Mngeni and Qwabe were arrested after Tongo implicated them and confessed that Dewani had offered him R15000 to find hit men to kill Anni. Tongo is serving an 18-year sentence. Qwabe has alleged that Mngeni shot Anni. Qwabe has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Hanekom said he had compared the fingerprints he had lifted from the car on November 14 2010 with those provided by the investigating officer and another set he took from Mngeni in court yesterday. They all matched.
Mngeni has pleaded not guilty.
Dewani has also denied the allegations. He is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder in the UK. Prosecutors want him extradited. The trial continues.