South African honeymoon murder suspect appears in court

Zola Tongo, 31 was behind the wheel when 28-year-old Anni Dewani and her were attacked by gunmen near Cape Town. Anni, 28, was shot dead with three bullets. He is the third man to be charged with the murder of Anni Dewani.

Tongo, and a second suspect, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 26, made a brief appearance at Wynberg regional court, Timeslive reported.

Tonga's attorney, William da Gras confirmed there was a possibility that his client would turn state witness. da Gras has been in plea bargain discussions with the state since his arrest.

Dewani was killed after the taxi in which she was travelling with her husband was hijacked on November 13.

Her husband  was released unhurt on the outskirts of Cape Town but she was kidnapped. Her body was later found in an impoverished township neighbourhood.

Anni Dewani was also robbed of a Giorgio Armani ladies wristwatch, a white gold and diamond bracelet, a handbag and a Blackberry cellular telephone, the charge sheet states.

Western Cape police said another suspect Mngeni was in the process of consulting with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Western Cape concerning a possible plea agreement.

"The State also intends to finalise the identity parade during this week," the police said in a statement."The investigation continues and as it unfolds, police will determine if there are any other suspects involved."

The police said detectives were in contact with the murder victim's husband, Shrien.
"They did not give any indication when he will be back in Cape Town." 

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