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Husband Is Blamed In Anni Dewani Court Papers
The man jailed for 25 years for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani has accused her husband Shrien of paying for her death.
Mziwamadoda Qwabe admitted kidnapping, robbery, murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm during a pre-trial review at the Western Cape Court.
The 27-year-old reached a plea bargain agreement with the state prosecution, and in a 17-page court document Qwabe explains how he became involved in the plot to kill her.
He accuses Shrien Dewani of planning and paying for the "job" through the couple's taxi driver Zola Tongo.
He writes: "Zola told me that he will bring a couple into the township and that the husband wanted his wife killed.
"Zola said that it had to look like a hijacking and robbery."
He said that he agreed to take part in the crime in return for 15,000 rand (£1,116), which had been left in a package behind the front passenger seat of the car, and Tongo's mobile phone, which would be taken in the robbery.
"The agreement was that Zola and the husband (now known to me as Shrien Dewani) would be unharmed and that the deceased would be kidnapped, robbed and killed.
"The kidnapping and robbery were part of the plan to make it appear that this was a random criminal act, unconnected to Zola and the husband."
Mrs Dewani, from Sweden, was shot and killed after the taxi she and her husband were travelling in was hijacked in Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town on November 13, 2010.
Her husband, who is from Bristol, is fighting extradition to South Africa.
South African police say Mr Dewani hired three local men - Qwabe, taxi driver Zola Tongo, and Xolile Mngeni, to kill Anni, 28.
Tongo, who was jailed for 18 years after turning state witness and pleading guilty, also claimed that Dewani had ordered the carjacking and paid him to arrange it.
Mngeni, who is suffering from a malignant brain tumour, is due in court later.
Dewani's lawyers claim that he needs up to a year to recover from stress and depression before he will be fit to be extradited.