The family of a British man accused of paying to have his new wife murdered on honeymoon in South Africa has dismissed the claims as "totally ludicrous".
Taxi driver Zola Tongo said Shrien Dewani, 31, offered £1,300 for the killing of 28-year-old Anni, just hours after the couple arrived in the country.
Mrs Dewani was shot dead by gunmen a day later as the pair were driven through the impoverished Gugulethu township in Cape Town.
Tongo's dramatic allegation formed part of a plea agreement drawn up with prosecutors at Cape High Court, where he was jailed for 18 years for his part in the killing on November 13.
Mr Dewani, from Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, returned to England after the murder.
He has always denied any involvement in his wife's death and his spokesman Max Clifford described the accusations as the latest in a string of false allegations against him.
In a statement, the Dewani family said: "Shrien is totally innocent of any involvement in this heinous crime.
"These allegations are totally ludicrous and very hurtful to a young man who is grieving the loss of the woman he loved, his chosen life partner.
"South African police have never sought to speak to Shrien regarding the allegations. Instead, two weeks have been spent negotiating this confession from the taxi driver while the two others accused have complained of torture and false confessions."
But a spokesman for South Africa's national prosecuting office said a bid to request Mr Dewani's extradition is "a matter that is likely to be considered" as part of continuing investigations. "Based on what happened in court today, obviously the investigations are going to intensify," he said.