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Killer of honeymoon bride Anni Dewani has early release bid blocked by her family

A KILLER of honeymoon bride Anni Dewani has had his early release bid blocked by her family.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo was said to have organised the murder of Anni for her millionaire Brit hubby Shrien in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010.

Tongo, now 39, got 18 years after his evidence implicated two hitmen.

He had expected to be freed on parole last month with time off for good behaviour.

But South African sources confirmed that Tongo must stay in jail — after 28-year-old Anni’s dad Vinod Hindocha and uncle Ashok grilled him face-to-face.

Care home tycoon Shrien, now 40, from Bristol, was alleged to have been allowed to escape the taxi after paying Tongo.

But his trial was cut short in 2014 owing to insufficient evidence.

Ashok said of Tongo: “He knows a lot more about what happened. We questioned him for four hours and never got the answers we needed.

“I’m glad the authorities have kept him locked up.”

Correctional Services chief Delekile Klass said: “I’m not sure what communication we received from Anni’s family.

“All we know at this stage is that they are not happy with Zola’s early release.”

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