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One of the men accused of murdering Anni Dewani has been refused bail

One of the men accused of murdering Anni Dewani has been refused bail

One of the men accused of murdering Anni Dewani has been refused bail

A South African judge has denied bail for a man suspected of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani in Cape Town, saying he must show the world that the country's justice system is strong.

At Friday's bail hearing, magistrate Gavin du Plessis said the prosecution had overwhelming evidence that implicated Mziwamadoda Qwabe in the murder.

The other suspect, Xolile Mngeni, did not apply for bail.

Police accuse Mrs Dewani's British husband, Shrien Dewani, of hiring three South Africans to kill her last year.

Zola Tongo was sentenced to 18 years after a confession implicating Dewani, Qwabe and Mngeni.

Dewani, who denies the charges, is in Britain and fighting extradition to South Africa.

The trial for the two accused South African men starts June 1.

PA