Khayelitsha

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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The Western Cape High Court jailed Xolile Mngeni for life on Wednesday for killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani. He was also sentenced to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and to five years for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, to run concurrently with his life term....
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2012
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Cape Town – A man made surprise admissions on Tuesday in connection with honeymooner Anni Dewani’s murder. Xolile Mngeni, 25, who is on trial for her death, signed a document in the Western Cape High Court confirming that the body found in Khayelitsha in November, 2010, was that of Dewani...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 31st, 2012
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Anni Dewani was murdered in Khayelitsha because the hitmen in the case did not have transport back to their homes in that area. “As we were driving near Mew Way [we got near] to C Section, where we stay, that’s why [Xolile Mngeni] decided to shoot her,” Mziwamadoda Qwabe, who earlier this month plead...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2012
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Cape Town – The middleman in the Anni Dewani murder case has testified that he had not expected to benefit from helping to source a hitman, as he would have considered such payment “blood money”. On Monday, the witness, who may not be named for fear of intimidation, also admitted to lying in hi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 16th, 2012
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A little over 24 hours – this is what it took to plot Anni Dewani’s murder. Details of the plan, allegedly masterminded by husband Shrien Dewani, were revealed as the State’s first witness took the stand on Wednesday. The trial of Xolile Mngeni, who is suffering from a brain tumour, started in the We...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 25th, 2012
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Two men accused of killing honeymoon bride Anni Dewani are expected to appear in the Western Cape High Court today for a pre-trial conference to assess readiness ahead of the trial. Xolile Mngeni and Mzwamadoda Qwabe allegedly killed the bride in Khayelitsha in November 2010. Her body was found in a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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Sokari Ekine SOUTH AFRICA: EMANCIPATORY VISION, NOT LEGISLATION Over the past three weeks at least seven LGBTIQ people have been murdered in South Africa, in Cape Town, in Kuruman in the Northern Province, in Soweto and in Limpopo. Yet the government, religious leaders, community leaders outside the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 19th, 2012
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‘The important struggles of the community-based movements for a better life for everyone in South Africa, their sincerity and hospitality impressed us immensely.’ Cape Town, hosting the 6th World Congress of Education International, is a city full of contrasts and social polarisation: For years now, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 8th, 2012
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From 6am tomorrow morning, Khayelitsha residents will be protesting outside the new Khayelitsha Hospital. Tonight, we will be mobilising to that effect. We have had enough! Kwanele! The Community of Mandela Park (Ward 94 & 97) gathered this afternoon to find out the truth behind the devastating r...
By benim
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Nov 21st, 2011
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Cape Town – Pre-sentencing arguments in the case against four men convicted of murdering lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana was postponed in the Khayelitsha Regional Court in Cape Town on Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said arguments were postponed after the defence for the four men req...