Household’s fury as taxi driver who organised homicide of newlywed on honeymoon freed after serving half of 18-year sentence

Family’s fury as taxi driver who organised murder of newlywed on honeymoon freed after serving half of 18-year sentence

THE dad of tragic bride Anni Dewani, who was murdered on her honeymoon in 2010, was “disgusted” after a person jailed over her homicide was launched early.

Anni, 28, was shot in Zola Tongo’s taxi by two gangsters whereas on honey­moon in South Africa.

Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years for the demise of Anni
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Anni’s father, Vinod Hindicha, spoke of his anger about Tongo’s early launch[/caption]

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Anni together with her husband Shrien Dewani (L), who was accused by Tongo of paying males to kill his spouse[/caption]

Tongo was jailed for 18 years for his function within the 2010 killing.

The 39-year-old had his authentic sentence minimize from 25 years to 18 years after his proof implicated two extra males within the homicide. 

Whereas driving round Cape City in 2010, two gangsters stopped Tongo’s taxi and requested him and Shrien to get out of the cab.

It was then that Anni was shot by way of the neck as she tried to cover within the taxi.

As we speak her household instructed of their anger that Tongo was being freed early. 

Anni’s 71-year-old dad, Vinod Hindicha, stated: “I’m disgusted with this information.

“Zola Tongo is much more responsible than the lads who shot Anni.”

Mr Hindicha instructed the MailOnline: “I’m disgusted with this information. Zola Tongo is much more responsible than the lads who shot Anni lifeless.

“He organised the gunmen. He helped enlist them and drove my daughter to her demise on that horrible evening.

“He knew Anni was going to be killed. 


“He took an harmless lady who was on her honeymoon and left her to die.”

Mr Hindicha, who lives in Sweden added: “He’s an evil creature. He ought to be left to both rot in jail and serve his full sentence.”

Anni’s father travelled to South Africa final yr when Tongo first utilized for parole.

He added right this moment: “I went again although I stated I might by no means step foot in that nation once more. However I needed to maintain this animal Zola Tongo in jail.

“After I left I used to be happy that he wouldn’t be launched and would spend extra years in jail.

“I now know he is not going to serve his full sentence and can return to his spouse and kids. However I’ll by no means see my little one once more.”

Tongo had alleged that Anni’s husband Shrien Dewani, who was charged however cleared of her homicide, had paid him to hold out the killing.

The taxi driver claimed that Shrien had paid him £1,400 to homicide Anni.

In a confession learn to the courtroom in December 2010, Tongo instructed prosecutors that he had been approached by Shrien who then provided him cash to organise the killing to make it appear like a carjacking.

The taxi driver stated he then recruited Xolile Mngeni and a 3rd man, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, to hold out the killing.


However the 40-year-old millionaire Bristol businessman had all the time claimed that he was harmless and was not discovered responsible. 

The day of his spouse’s demise, Shrien was filmed paying cash to Tongo which he stated was money he owed for hiring the automobile.

Mr Dewani, who revealed throughout the trial that he was bi-sexual and had slept with male prostitutes, was additionally stated to have surfed homosexual porn on his laptop computer simply days after his spouse was murdered.

Whereas Tongo was sentenced to 18 years, killers Mngeni and Qwabe got life sentences. 

Mngeni died from mind most cancers whereas serving his sentence.

Anni’s uncle Ashok stated: “The entire thing has been farcical since Anni was murdered.

“We have now all the time been pissed off by the South African authorized system. And now Tongo is being allowed out midway in his sentence.”

A authorized supply in Cape City stated: “Tongo has been ticking all of the related bins required of him in jail and has maintained good behaviour.”

Anni’s widower, who’s now in a relationship with a male photographer, was cleared of the homicide and is now residing together with his accomplice in London. 


Shrien Dewani sits within the dock earlier than the beginning of his trial in Cape City, October 6, 2014[/caption]

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Anni pictured on her marriage ceremony day to Shrien[/caption]