Man jailed for honeymoon murder

One of two men accused of being hired by British newlywed Shrien Dewani to kill his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town has been jailed for 25 years after admitting murder.

Victim Anni Dewani's family reacted by saying they were "happy" but would not know the truth of "what really happened" until Mr Dewani travels to South Africa to face trial. He has previously pledged to fight to clear his name.

Mrs Dewani, 28, was shot dead and her body found in an abandoned taxi in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township in November 2010.

South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said that Mziwamadoda Qwabe also admitted kidnapping, robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm. South African Xolile Mngeni still faces charges over the killing and the victim's husband remains in medical care pending a decision to extradite him to South Africa.

Mrs Dewani's uncle Ashok Hindocha said: "We are just happy. Two of the accused have now pleaded guilty. Now we want to know what really happened to Anni, why they killed her."

Mr Hindocha said the family were still unable to begin mourning because of the proceedings: "With a case like this, everything comes back again. The way we feel is that we are going through legal torture. It is extremely stressful for the family."

Mr Hindocha added: "I would have been much, much happier if all the accused were in South Africa and cross-examination took place and the truth could be found. To us, Anni is still not dead. We haven't started the mourning process, we can't. We need to know what happened and then we can start working our way through it.

"We know Anni is not coming back. Yes, there are people sitting in custody and various reasons have been given for not going forward, but it is not human."