Killer shot Anni Dewani to pay for ritual circumcision

London, Apr. 13: Xolile Mngeni, the guy who killed Anni Dewani has reportedly said that he agreed to commit the crime because the blood money offered by her husband Shrien would pay for him to undergo a ritual circumcision.

The convicted drug dealer says he was ashamed not to have had the procedure “to become a real man” before the age of 25, the Daily Express reported.

Meanwhile, Anni’s uncle Ashok said last night that the family had been informed of Mngeni’s reasons for shooting her and it has made them even more angry.

He said that he had since read about the Zulu tribal initiation ceremony and it is meant to make men out of boys, and condemned Mngeni saying that he had shot a defenceless young woman on her honeymoon and planned to use his blood money to make himself appear as a man. (ANI)