08/08/2012 12:31 BST

Honeymoon Murder: 'Contract Killer' Jailed For Death Of Newlywed Anni Dewani

A South African man has admitted killing British newlywed Anni Dewani, shooting her in the neck and leaving her body abandoned in a taxi, after allegedly being hired to kill her by her fiance Shrien.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe is one of two men accused of being hired by Dewani to kill his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town.

Victim Anni Dewani's family reacted by saying they were "happy" but would not know the truth of "what really happened" until her husband travels to South Africa to face trial.


Shrien Dewani and Anni Dewani at their wedding

Qwabe has been jailed for 25 years after admitting murder, kidnapping, robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm.

Victim Anni Dewani's family reacted by saying they were "happy" but would not know the truth of "what really happened" until Dewani travels to South Africa to face trial.

The British businessman has previously pledged to fight to clear his name, and his lawyers requested last week that he be given a "12-month period of calm" while he recovers from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder before being able to deal with the extradition process.

His extradition was postponed by the high court in March because he was deemed a suicide risk.

Mrs Dewani was shot dead in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township in November 2010.

Another South African, Xolile Mngeni, still faces charges over the killing.

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."

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South African Mziwamadoda Qwabe sits in the dock at court in Cape Town

Mr Hindocha said the family were still unable to begin mourning because of the proceedings.

"With a case like this, everything comes back again," he said.

"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."