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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2014, 01:44:20 PM »
Shrien Dewani surfed a gay fetish hook-up website the day after his murdered wife's body was found on their honeymoon,

court documents suggested yesterday.
In a series of dramatic admissions, the millionaire businessman said he accessed homosexual sites in the days before and after the death of Anni Dewani which he is accused of orchestrating.
The 34-year-old, who claims to be bi-sexual, used the logon name of 'asiansubguy' to take out premium membership of Recon, according to his admissions statement released by the court.
The term 'sub' is believed to refer to 'submissive'.
The document shows he was signed into Recon the day before Mrs Dewani was killed and two days after she died, staying logged on for several hours.
Recon describes itself as the 'world's largest hook-up site for men into fetish gear' and has 38,000 members.
He also logged onto gay dating website Gaydar while he and his new bride waited for an internal flight after two nights at a safari lodge on their luxury getaway.
Gaydar boasts of being 'the premier gay dating site. Home to millions of men'.

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Accused: Shrien Dewani arrives at the high court in Cape Town for the second day of his murder trial
Dewani also dialled into the site from the Cape Grace hotel, but deactivated his accounts with the websites a week after 28-year-old Mrs Dewani's murder. He had been a member for six years.
It had earlier been revealed that he had used Gaydar to connect with a male prostitute known as the German Master. 
The bulky 'List of Admissions' documents were handed into the Western Cape High Court as facts accepted by Dewani and his defence team ahead of the trial.
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'World's largest hook-up site for men into fetish gear': Court documents revealed Dewani surfed the bondage website Recon (above) the day after his wife's body was found
'Surfing on his honeymoon': Dewani also logged onto gay dating website Gaydar (above) while he and his new bride waited for an internal flight after two nights at a luxury safari lodge
Earlier, a hitman convicted of murdering Mrs Dewani told the murder trial how he was hired by the millionaire's tour guide to carry out the killing.
Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 29, said he was approached by Dewani's taxi driver who told him 'there was a husband who wanted his wife killed' hours before she was shot.
Qwabe, who is serving a 25-year sentence after admitting the murder, claimed he and an accomplice were promised R15,000 (£1,300 at previous rates) to carry out the attack.
Prosecutors allege Qwabe was hired by Dewani through his taxi driver and guide Zola Tongo to kill his new bride in a staged carjacking in November 2010.
Taking the stand today, Qwabe told how he took a call from a friend called Monde the day before Mrs Dewani was killed.
'He told me that there was a job that needed to be done,' Qwabe said.
'I said he could hand over my phone number to the person who needed the job done and he could call me. I got the call the same day from a man, his name was Zola (Tongo).'
Qwabe said he was with accomplice Xolile Mngeni - who ended up carrying out the contract killing with him - when he took the call.
The men met up the next day, on the morning of the murder.


Hitman: Mziwamadoda Qwabe (pictured after being charged with the murder of Anni Dewani, which he later admitted) has taken the stand in Shrien Dewani's murder trial
Qwabe added: 'Zola said someone wanted somebody killed and did I know anyone.
'He said there was a husband who wanted his wife killed but it had to look like a hijacking. We agreed on the route and where the hijacking was going to happen.'
They agreed that a good place would be near Mzoli's - a well-known restaurant popular with tourists - in the sprawling township of Khayelitsha, Qwabe told the court.
He said they agreed a fee of R15,000 (around £1,300 at the exchange rate at the time) which would be left in 'a cubby hole in the backseat of the car'.
He added that Tongo arrived for the meeting with Qwabe in the same car in which Mrs Dewani's body was discovered the following morning.
On the evening of the killing, Qwabe and Mngeni, whose nickname is Watti, met up at a bar to await a call from Tongo, he said.
He later called them from a restaurant outside Cape Town where he had driven the newlyweds for dinner.
'He said that the husband wanted the job done that same evening,' Qwabe told the hushed court, as Dewani shook his head firmly in the dock.
The hired killers 'proceeded to the corner we had agreed on. I had kitchen gloves on so I didn't leave fingerprints.'
Once they arrived at the corner, Qwabe received a text message from Zola to say 'they were close by'. 
Qwabe was urinating up against a fence when he saw the car approaching the corner and shouted at his accomplice: 'Here's the car.'
'As it approached, it stopped, my accused (Mngeni) pointed a gun at it.
'I got into the driver's seat, Watti got into the passenger's seat, Zola got in at the back left hand side, there was a guy and a lady.
'I drove the vehicle. Watti was facing the passengers in the back, telling them to be quiet and all those things'.
Almost immediately after setting off, they ordered Tongo out of the car, he said.
'As he got out, he said the money was in a pouch behind the front passenger door. He spoke in Xhosa,' Qwabe said.
The contract killers continued with just the newlyweds in the car and then 20 minutes later, the car stopped and the men ordered Dewani out of the vehicle, telling him 'to go to one of the nearby houses and report the incident, the hijacking'.



Support: Anni Dewani's father Vinod Hindocha (centre), mother Nilam (bottom) and sister Ami Denborge arrive at the high court in Cape Town to hear further details about her death

Asked by the prosecutor  if there was resistance by Dewani, Qwabe answered: 'I don't recall.'
'I heard a gunshot. After the gunshot, I got a shock. Watti replied that he had shot the lady.
'I pulled over on to the pavement and stopped the car. I saw she (Anni) was on the back seat of the car.'
They opened the back door, where Anni was now taking her last breaths having suffered a fatal and paralysing gunshot wound to the neck, he added.
The family of Mrs Dewani had pain etched on their faces as they strained to hear every word spoken by Qwabe about her last, terrifying moments.
Shrien Dewani's family also looked grief-stricken on the opposite side of the court.
In the dock, Dewani scribbled furiously in a file of papers, writing with his left hand, betraying little emotion apart from perhaps mild irritation with the testimony he was hearing.
Qwabe said they shared the money that Mngeni had retrieved from the back of the car - R10,000 from the car in two bundles 'which was short of the R15,000' - and shared the phones to sell them.
Qwabe said he went back to Kyelitsha and spent the rest of the night socialising.
'Mngeni said he would sort it out [the missing money] with Mondo as he was the one who had arranged the job. I wanted the other R5,000'
A few days later, police arrived at his house to arrest him just as he was watching a football match on television between South Africa and the USA. 
After initially denying involvement in the murder, he confessed to his part and helped recover the firearm. 


Strain: Shrien Dewani's mother Snila and father Prakash (centre) arrive with family members for the trial
Shrien Dewani pleads not guilty to the murder of his wife Anni
Shrien Dewani is driven away from the High Court at the end of the second day of his murder trial
Wearing a white T-shirt, black Nike sports jacket with luminous yellow piping, Qwabe confirmed he was arrested only days after Mrs Dewani's body was found in the back of an abandoned taxi.
He confirmed to prosecutor Adrian Mopp that he had identified his accomplices, Mngeni and Tongo, after his arrest.
Under cross-examination by Dewani's counsel, Francois van Zyl, Qwabe admitted that he had previously lied in court at a bail hearing before he eventually admitted his guilt over Mrs Dewani's death in 2012.
Mr van Zyl said: 'At that bail hearing, you testified under oath you pleaded not guilty because you said you had an alibi. Is that a lie?'
'My lawyer at the time told me to pleaded not guilty, Qwabe'
Pressing further, Mr van Zyl said: 'I repeat the question. Was that a lie under oath?'
Qwabe answered: 'Yes.'
Qwabe said there were no conversations with Tongo about how the victim would be killed, only that it had to look like a hijacking.
Mr van Zyl asked: 'You never had a discussion about how this woman was going to be killed?'
'No, sir,' Qwabe said.
He said it was not decided who would strike the fatal blow, what weapon would be used, or where the killing would take place.
Earlier, Qwabe was escorted into the witness box by heavily-armed prison guards, having been driven to court early in a prison van.
It was the first time that Dewani had seen the hitman he is accused of recruiting since the fateful night of November 13 when his new bride was killed.
The accused looked firmly down at his own hands in the dock rather than cast his gaze in the direction of the self-confessed killer as he gave evidence.


Shrien Dewani with his wife Anni, whom he is accused of murdering by hiring at hitman to stage a violent carjacking on their honeymoon in South Africa four years ago
Dewani, 34, denies plotting to have his wife kidnapped and murdered on their honeymoon to South Africa in November 2010.
Prosecutors are expected to say the wealthy businessman's secret life as a gay man who frequented fetish clubs, chatrooms and slept with male prostitutes motivated Dewani to want his new wife dead.
Bristol-based Dewani is accused of recruiting Tongo within hours of arriving in Cape Town on their honeymoon, tasking him with organising the murder which was disguised as a violent 'carjacking' as the couple were driven on a late-night township tour.
Pleading guilty to kidnapping, robbery, murder and illegal possession of a firearm, Qwabe appeared at the same court two years ago where Dewani is now on trial.
He later gave evidence at the trial of his accomplice Mngeni, which was attended by Mrs Dewani's family, who live in Sweden, and and offered them an apology from the witness box.
'I truly and humbly regret and apologise about what happened to your daughter.
'If ever, or whenever, they can find it in their hearts to forgive me, I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart,' he told them.
Mngeni, who is suffering from untreatable cancer, is believed to be too ill to take the stand.
Shrien and Anni Dewani pictured on South African hotel CCTV On the opening day of Dewani's trial on Monday, the millionaire dramatically admitted he was bisexual and had used male prostitutes.
The businessman confessed to sleeping with Leopold Leisser – nicknamed the German Master – and other escorts he had met online or in gay clubs.
As the parents of his late wife Anni sat yards from him in the packed courtroom, he confessed their daughter had found him intense and controlling and they fought frequently during their 18-month relationship. 
But he denied having her shot in a staged carjacking on their Cape Town honeymoon four years ago.
In a statement read by his lawyer, Dewani said: 'I have had sexual interaction with both males and females. I consider myself to be bisexual.'
Dewani suggested the sex with men was merely a question of physical encounters with virtual strangers.
'My sexual interactions with males were mostly physical experiences or email chats with people I met online or in clubs, including prostitutes such as Leopold Leisser,' he said.
'My sexual interactions with females were usually during the course of a relationship which consisted of other activities and emotional attachment.'

Leisser, who is expected to be a prosecution witness, has told how he met the tycoon for drug-fuelled sex games three times during the build-up to the latter's wedding in October 2010.
Dewani, 34, and from Bristol, is said to have begged him to humiliate and racially abuse him.
He told how a few months after meeting his future wife he had testosterone replacement therapy because of 'abnormally low hormone levels' which he was warned might have harmed his chances of fatherhood.
Crime scene: Anni Dewani died from a gunshot to her neck after the taxi (above) that the couple were being driven in was 'carjacked' by two armed men, which prosecutors claimed was orchestrated by her husband
But he insisted he was instantly physically attracted to his wife when they first met in May 2009, and he sensed there was a mutual chemistry.
Swedish-born Anni, 28, was shot in the neck after gunmen stormed the couple's taxi when they visited a township in Cape Town.
Dewani, who took £7,000 cash with him to South Africa, is accused of paying hitmen £1,200 to kill Anni during a fake robbery organised by his taxi driver Zola Tongo.
He insists he had nothing to do with the crime and was ordered out of the car at gunpoint.
Dewani, who is being held at Cape Town's Valkenberg psychiatric hospital, appeared distracted for much of the hearing.
He later bowed his head and wept as footage was shown of his wife's body slumped in the taxi where she was shot.
He spoke only twice – when asked to enter a plea and then to confirm the truth of his statement.
He denied charges of murder, kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating the ends of justice.
Anni's father, Vinod Hindocha, shook as Dewani entered his plea.
Her mother Nilam, 62, brother Anish, 25, uncle Ashok, 53, and cousin Nishma, 25, were also in court.

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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2014, 03:43:44 PM »
I don't know much about the case/background but I wonder if he was gay rather than bisexual?  Apparently he spurned Anni's sexual advances and was undergoing fertility treatment!? 

What reason has been given for why he married Anni?
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2014, 03:56:25 PM »
I don't know much about the case/background but I wonder if he was gay rather than bisexual?  Apparently he spurned Anni's sexual advances and was undergoing fertility treatment!? 

What reason has been given for why he married Anni?

Hi Holly. He said that he loved her. He was indeed having hormone treatmrnt for an apparent deficiency. I think a marraige of convenience was why he married.
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2014, 09:55:47 PM »
Hi Holly. He said that he loved her. He was indeed having hormone treatmrnt for an apparent deficiency. I think a marraige of convenience was why he married.

Thanks Anna.  So if it was a marriage of convenience etc I would have thought he would have gone along with it for a while and maybe tried to produce a child or two and then look to orchestrate Anni's murder.  He could then live the life of the grieving widower with their children whilst secretly indulging in his gay/bisexual lifestyle.

It makes no sense to me why he married Anni and then arranged her murder on honeymoon.  He wasn't committed to her in anyway eg children, financially.  But I know hardly anything about the case so I'm probably way off the mark.  The case seems loaded against him.

Many years ago I had a gay neighbour.  He told me he had more affairs with married men with children than gay men.
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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2014, 11:19:33 PM »
Thanks Anna.  So if it was a marriage of convenience etc I would have thought he would have gone along with it for a while and maybe tried to produce a child or two and then look to orchestrate Anni's murder.  He could then live the life of the grieving widower with their children whilst secretly indulging in his gay/bisexual lifestyle.

It makes no sense to me why he married Anni and then arranged her murder on honeymoon.  He wasn't committed to her in anyway eg children, financially.  But I know hardly anything about the case so I'm probably way off the mark.  The case seems loaded against him.

Many years ago I had a gay neighbour.  He told me he had more affairs with married men with children than gay men.

Sorry Holly,
 I have had visitors for most the day.I think that marraige is expected of their children and he would probably have gone along with it for longer. We don't know yet that he is guilty of murder, but he has put on a gay site that he is highly sexed(to say the least) Maybe he couldnt wait? Not sure what the reasons were. there is a timeline link at bottom and if I can find it a panarama programme that can bring you up to date.
I worked for 2 gay chaps a long time ago and it was good not to have them try to get too close etc as did some straight men back then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-13226067

panarama http://youtu.be/LZSc--n2PgQ


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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2014, 06:18:12 AM »
Hi Holly. He said that he loved her. He was indeed having hormone treatmrnt for an apparent deficiency. I think a marraige of convenience was why he married.

Thats one thing puzzles me.

Something not right about this. Why go to all the trouble of getting married as a FRONT to his homosexuality as its against their religious beliefs and frowned on then kill his bride?

OR did she find out about him. I dont expect she was a stupid person, and perhaps something he did or said, or a look he gave someone made her realise she had gotten into a false marriage and was going to out him when they got back home, so he had to think quickly.

Otherwise if that wasnt the case why kill her.

He could pretend to have a wonderful marriage, and still enjoy enjoy his homosexual urges I am sure many marriages are like this.

It doesnt quite add up which irks me lol. So i think something went off either just before the marriage or after as they were going on holiday.

The statements by the killers seem to constant, and the details are not over exaggerated which makes me feel they are telling the truth. Its difficult for 3 people to all agree if that makes sense.

What do you think Anna?

They say in Africa they would sell their soul for a rand, and when i lived there I didnt see that in Nairobi, I had wonderful African friends who cared about me and my children, but in shanty towns is different. We have no clue as to what poverty they have to endure. £1,300 is like a kings ransom would feed a tribe for a year.

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2014, 01:55:40 PM »
Dewani trial: middle-man ‘had greater role in killing’Monde Mbolombo tells police he helped to arrange the supply of rubber gloves for the gunmen who killed Anni Dewani

The Guardian, Thursday 9 October 2014 13.54 BST  Shrien Dewani arrives at the Western Cape high court for his trial. Photograph: Foto24/Getty Images
A man who recruited hitmen to murder Shrien Dewani’s wife, Anni, and was granted immunity from prosecution played a bigger role in the killing than previously thought, a court heard on Thursday.

Hotel receptionist Monde Mbolombo, said to be a middle-man in the plot, gave a new statement to police last month and, it emerged, helped arrange rubber gloves for the gunmen to conceal their fingerprints.

Dewani, 34, is accused of orchestrating the killing of his wife in a staged hijacking during their honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010. Citing evidence that he surfed gay websites, prosecutors are expected to argue that he was looking for a way out of his marriage.

On Thursday Dewani rarely sat still, his eyes darting around the high court in Cape Town, and grimaced and had to leave the dock briefly because of a stomach upset. The court continued to hear evidence from Mziwamadoda Qwabe, who claimed that Mbolombo was merely a “link man”.

But defence counsel Francois van Zyl confronted him with phone records showing several phones calls between Qwabe and Mbolombo before and after the killing of Swedish-born Anni Dewani, who was 28.

Qwabe responded: “To say he was ’involved’ would be a strong word because he was only the conduit between me and Zola [Tongo, the taxi driver].”

But Van Zyl said the defence had obtained audio recordings and CCTV footage from the hotel reception desk where Mbolombo worked. They included a conversation in which Mbolombo can be heard telling Tongo that the men wanted gloves.

Qwabe, who wore gloves on the night of the carjacking, said he did not know. “He was just a link,” he insisted.

But Van Zyl argued that Mbolombo played a bigger role. “If that is true then Monde was more than just a link. He’s now part and parcel here of this whole plan.”

Mbolombo turned state witness and was granted immunity from prosecution last year when he testified in the trial of Xolile Mngeni, who fired the fatal shot that killed Anni Dewani. But he gave a new statement last month after the audio recordings came to light.

Van Zyl also referred Qwabe to phone records showing that Mbolombo had contact with him after 8pm and after 9pm on the night of the murder. “Monde Mbolombo spoke to you a number of times. Was that just to make idle conversation?”

Earlier, Qwabe had claimed that he had no further contact with Mbolombo after he had recruited him and Mngeni as hitmen.

It also emerged that the gloves worn by Qwabe tested positive for gunshot residue – even though he claims he did not fire the fatal shot.

Qwabe is serving 25 years in jail for his role in the murder after entering into a plea bargain with the state in 2012.

Dewani has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, robbery with aggravating circumstances and obstructing the administration of justice.

On the first day of the trial he said he was bisexual. Court documents apparently show that he surfed gay websites during his honeymoon and soon after his wife’s death.

Court adjourned immediately after lunch following complaints by Qwabe of stomach cramps. It will resume on Monday.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/09/dewani-trial-middle-man-claims-greater-role-monde-mbolombo
 
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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2014, 02:11:32 PM »
Thats one thing puzzles me.

Something not right about this. Why go to all the trouble of getting married as a FRONT to his homosexuality as its against their religious beliefs and frowned on then kill his bride?

OR did she find out about him. I dont expect she was a stupid person, and perhaps something he did or said, or a look he gave someone made her realise she had gotten into a false marriage and was going to out him when they got back home, so he had to think quickly.

Otherwise if that wasnt the case why kill her.

He could pretend to have a wonderful marriage, and still enjoy enjoy his homosexual urges I am sure many marriages are like this.

It doesnt quite add up which irks me lol. So i think something went off either just before the marriage or after as they were going on holiday.

The statements by the killers seem to constant, and the details are not over exaggerated which makes me feel they are telling the truth. Its difficult for 3 people to all agree if that makes sense.

What do you think Anna?

They say in Africa they would sell their soul for a rand, and when i lived there I didnt see that in Nairobi, I had wonderful African friends who cared about me and my children, but in shanty towns is different. We have no clue as to what poverty they have to endure. £1,300 is like a kings ransom would feed a tribe for a year.

My dearest friend is South African. she came over here as a nurse when she was young and having met her family whilst they were here on holiday, they didnt appear poor, but there are people everywhere in the world who will kill for naxt to nothing. There are also poor areas everywhere......some more desperate than others I guess.
     I can not understand why this beautiful young woman had to die. Is it possible that once he had shared her bed, he found the situation more than he could live with ?
Why would anybody else want to kill her? There was no evidence of anything suggesting robbery or rape at the scene was there? Why would the killers confess to something they didnt do?
 We will have to wait and see what the whole story is when the trial gets further along.
I believe the killers had already
 been in prison.
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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2014, 02:23:57 PM »
My dearest friend is South African. she came over here as a nurse when she was young and having met her family whilst they were here on holiday, they didnt appear poor, but there are people everywhere in the world who will kill for naxt to nothing. There are also poor areas everywhere......some more desperate than others I guess.
     I can not understand why this beautiful young woman had to die. Is it possible that once he had shared her bed, he found the situation more than he could live with ?
Why would anybody else want to kill her? There was no evidence of anything suggesting robbery or rape at the scene was there? Why would the killers confess to something they didnt do?
 We will have to wait and see what the whole story is when the trial gets further along.
I believe the killers had already
 been in prison.

Some good questions Anna, many of which I also have pondered at length.  I found the interview with Anni's sister and parents aired on Sky News last Friday to be very revealing.  Just four hours before she was murdered Anni told her family that she had something important to share with them and would do so on her return to Bristol. Undoubtedly, she found out something which sealed her fate.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2014, 02:30:28 PM »
Some good questions Anna, many of which I also have pondered at length.  I found the interview with Anni's sister and parents aired on Sky News last Friday to be very revealing.  Just four hours before she was murdered Anni told her family that she had something important to share with them and would do so on her return to Bristol. Undoubtedly, she found out something which sealed her fate.

A fair possibility that she discovered his secret then. What a terrible thing for a new bride to discover. The whole affair Stinks!
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2014, 02:32:06 PM »
news update on 9th oct
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Re: Shrien Dewani trial commences in Capetown.
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2014, 02:56:05 PM »
It seems that his sexual appetite, came high in his list of priorities

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Shrien Dewani described himself as 'submissive, filthy-minded and perverted' in his profile on a gay hook-up website, it was claimed today.

The millionaire used the logon 'asiansubguy' to access Gaydar on his honeymoon two days before he allegedly arranged the murder of his wife Anni, court papers suggest.
On a profile cited as belonging to him, it states a preference for hooking up with men aged between 18 and 99 years old 'for 1-on-1 sex, group sex or other activities... with single gays or bisexuals'.

It describes the user as a 'passive' partner who practiced safe sex 'always'.

Shrien Dewani (pictured outside court today) reportedly described himself as 'submissive, filthy-minded and perverted' in a profile on a gay hook-up website which he accessed on his honeymoon
Trawling for men: A profile believed to have been used by Dewani on the gay hook-up website Gaydar shows the user is looking 'for 1-on-1 sex, group sex or other activities... with single gays or bisexuals'
Describing his body type as 'defined', Dewani apparently cites himself as 'submissive c*********, filthy-minded and perverted' who is looking for like-minded partners the 'same as me, filthy and perverted but safe.'

Dewani was a member of Gaydar from 2004 until deactivating his account a week after her murder.
Gaydar boasts of being 'the premier gay dating site. Home to millions of men'.
Leopold Leisser, the gay escort Dewani admits to having liaisons with, is expected to give evidence in court next week, having met Dewani via Gaydar.
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An admissions bundle released by the court yesterday suggested Dewani had also surfed a gay fetish hook-up website the day after his murdered wife's body was found.
The 34-year-old, who claims to be bi-sexual, used the logon name of 'asiansubguy' to take out premium membership of Recon, according to his admissions statement released by the court.
The term 'sub' is believed to refer to 'submissive'.
The document shows he was signed into Recon the day before Mrs Dewani was killed and two days after she died, staying logged on for several hours.
Shrien Dewani's parents, Shila and Prakash (centre) arrive at the Western Cape High Court
Anni Dewani's uncle, Ashok Hindocha (left) and State prosecutor Shireen Riley (right) arrive at court
Recon describes itself as the 'world's largest hook-up site for men into fetish gear' and has 38,000 members.
Senior executives from gay and fetish websites Gaydar and Recon are scheduled to be early witnesses for the state against Dewani in his murder trial.
Described by court insiders as 'technical experts', two senior figures from Gaydar and Recon are being flown to South Africa by prosecutors who are keen to demonstrate that Dewani’s secret life as a gay man was a strong motive for wanting his new bride killed.
It will be essential for prosecutor Adrian Mopp to establish that electronic devices owned by Dewani could only have been logged into the sites if he was actually operating his phone or computer himself, using his chosen user names and password.
It is thought that Dewani’s lawyers will seek to cast doubt over the fact that it was the Bristol-based businessman who was actively visiting the sites and that as a premium paying member, his phone or laptop could connect to them automatically.
When one a source close to the businessman’s defence team was yesterday asked outside court about the fact that Dewani was surfing fetish and gay websites - sometimes simultaneously - he replied curtly that 'his computer was logged onto them, not him, there is a difference.'   
'Surfing on his honeymoon': Dewani logged onto gay dating website Gaydar (above) while he and his new bride waited for an internal flight after two nights at a luxury safari lodge
'World's largest hook-up site for men into fetish gear': Court documents revealed Dewani surfed the bondage website Recon (above) the day after his wife's body was found
Meanwhile, the role of a middle man who recruited two hit men on behalf of Dewani's driver today emerged as a more significant player in the killing of Mrs Dewani.
Monde Mbolombo has provided police with a new version of the part he played in the November 2010 murder in recent weeks which directly contradicted the evidence he gave at earlier hearings, it was revealed today.
One of the hit men convicted over the murder, Mziwamadoda Qwambe, has repeatedly downplayed Mbolombo's role during his testimony, including under fierce cross-examination by Francois van Zyl, insisting that Mbolombo was merely 'a link man'.
Mbolombo was granted immunity from prosecution in return for giving evidence against Tongo and the two hit men he briefed to carry out the contract killing.
He is expected to be called by the state in the weeks to come.
Mr van Zyl confronted Qwabe with phone records which showed Mbolombo called him repeatedly before and after the death of Mrs Dewani.
The defence has also obtained CCTV footage and audio recordings from the hotel reception desk where Mbolombo worked, in which he is heard to be giving Tongo instructions about providing gloves for the hit men, the court heard.
'If that is true then Monde was more than just a link. He's now part and parcel here of this whole plan,' Mr van Zyl told Qwambe.
Court proceedings adjourned early for the day after Qwabe complained of an upset stomach which made him 'too uncomfortable' to give evidence.
Earlier in the day, Dewani appeared extremely fidgety and had to leave the dock - his lawyer telling the court that his stomach was also bothering him.



Hitman: Mziwamadoda Qwabe (pictured, right, at an earlier hearing) claims he and an accomplice were promised R15,000 (£1,300) to shoot Anni Dewani in a carjacking on the couple's Cape Town honeymoon

Yesterday, Qwabe, 29, told the court how he and an accomplice were promised R15,000 (£1,300) to shoot Mrs Dewani in a staged carjacking.
But the millionaire's defence team made early gains towards clearing Dewani of any involvement by getting Qwabe to admit he had received no instructions about how or where his new bride would be killed.
Under cross-examination from defence counsel Francois van Zyl, Qwabe also admitted he had previously lied under oath. 
The former insurance worker told the trial yesterday how he was first told about the 'job' to kill the 28-year–old the previous night by Dewani's taxi driver Zola Tongo.
Qwabe, who was jailed for 25 years for his part in the execution, claimed Tongo told him: 'There was a husband who wanted his wife killed.'
He then organised the plot in a 20-minute meeting the following day – just hours before she was shot dead after they ambushed Tongo's cab.
But Qwabe admitted that despite accepting promise of payment for the hit, he had not discussed details about how she would be killed.
'You accepted an instruction to kill someone for R15,000 (£1,300 at rates at the time)... but you never even thought about how this person had to be killed?', asked Mr van Zyl.
Qwabe replied 'no'.

Shrien Dewani with his wife Anni, whom he is accused of murdering by hiring at hitman to stage a violent carjacking on their honeymoon in South Africa four years ago
Shrien Dewani pleads not guilty to the murder of his wife Anni He added that he did not discuss the method or who would do it.
In the next breath, however, he said before the night of the murder he gave his firearm to convicted gunman Xolile Mngeni.
He said they both knew a firearm was going to be used, but they did not know when or where.
'That's why I got a shock after she had been shot,' he explained. 
Prosecutors claim 34-year-old entrepreneur Dewani wanted out of his marriage to Swedish-raised Anni and arranged a carjacking in which he survived and his wife did not.
Qwabe described how he and accomplice Xolile Mngeni – who has also been convicted for the murder – waited to intercept the couple's cab as they toured a township.
After a first aborted attempt, they seized the car at gunpoint and released driver Tongo and Dewani unharmed – telling him to ‘report the hijacking’.
As the hitmen drove on, Mngeni shot Mrs Dewani.
Qwabe said: ‘I got a shock. I asked him what he had done? He said he had shot the lady.
‘We had never discussed where she was going to be killed or how she was going to be killed.
Asked if he knew if she was alive or not, he said: ‘I didn’t take much notice.’
After disposing of evidence, they counted the money that had been left by Tongo in a pouch – and found just £860.

The trial resumes on Monday.
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 Shrien Dewani trial live: Honeymoon murder plot - Recap updates from day 3 Oct 09, 2014 14:23 By Sam Rkaina  British millionaire stands charged with arranging a hit on wife Anni, 28, in Cape Town two weeks after their lavish £200,000 wedding
 

The trial of Millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of killing his honeymoon bride, continued for a third day today.

Dewani, 34, is accused of masterminding a plot to have his wife Anni killed just days after they were married.

He faces five charges including two of murdering and kidnapping his wife. On Monday he pleaded not guilty to the charges which relate to the shooting in a Cape Town suburb in November 2010.

Today saw the continued questioning of Mziwamadoda Qwabe, who claims he was hired to kill Anni for around £830.

day 3
Qwabe, 29, has already been jailed for his part in the execution and is due to give evidence today and tomorrow.

But the trial never had much of a chance to get started due to a steady stream of adjournments due to technical problems and illness.

An increasingly frustrated judge adjourned the case until Monday after Qwabe and Dewani complained of stomach pains.

Shrien and Anni Dewani Wedding Video

 8:30 am Day 3 of trial continues today
Lawyers for a millionaire accused of arranging the honeymoon murder of his new bride will continue to question a hitman allegedly hired to carry out the crime.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 29, has already been jailed for his part in the execution of Anni Dewani as she and bisexual husband Shrien toured a South African township in November 2010.

Prosecutors claim 34-year-old entrepreneur Dewani wanted out of his marriage to Swedish-raised Anni and arranged a carjacking in which he survived and his wife did not.

Previously, Qwabe told Western Cape High Court how he was contacted by the Dewani's taxi driver Zola Tongo and said: "There was a husband who wanted his wife killed."

  8:35 am Lied under oath
But under cross-examination from defence counsel Francois van Zyl, Qwabe admitted he had previously lied under oath.

A record of admissions released by the court yesterday also revealed Dewani browsed gay websites in the days either side of his wife's death.

Dewani, extradited to South Africa during a four-year court battle, denies all charges including murder.

Mr van Zyl was due to continue his cross-examination today.

It is not known whether Dewani, from Westbury-on-Trym near Bristol, will give evidence in his own defence.

  8:44 am Former tour guide
In one night, Mziwamadoda Qwabe went from someone who helped tourists to enjoy the splendours of Cape Town, to one of the men responsible for killing a glamorous and wealthy visitor.

The 29-year-old former Table Mountain tour guide was jailed in 2012 for his part in the 2010 murder of Anni Dewani, the 28-year-old Swedish-raised model who was honeymooning in South Africa with her husband, British millionaire Shrien Dewani, when she was shot.

Despite being barely two years into a 25-year sentence for murder, kidnap, robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm, Qwabe was called upon by prosecutors today to give evidence in the case against Dewani - a bisexual man who, it is claimed, wanted to stage a carjacking in which he survived but his bride did not.

  8:48 am Security for witness
Western Cape High Court was told that Qwabe used to volunteer as a guide at Table Mountain, having graduated from college as an electrical engineer.

He later became an insurance salesman but was fired, and was unemployed by the time of Mrs Dewani's murder. He protected himself in the townships by carrying an illegal gun.

Standing at barely 5ft 6in, the bespectacled witness was ushered into court sandwiched between two heavily-set security guards.

The three walked in a line; Qwabe, without the restrictions of handcuffs, instructed to walk with his hands upon the shoulders of the guard in front.

  8:56 am Poor memory
Qwabe's entrance into court was through the main door, meaning the convicted killer had to walk within inches of the accused, filing past the Dewani family and the loved ones of the woman he helped to murder.

He was emotionless, almost nonchalant, as he described in dispassionate detail accepting the offer to kill, the moments leading up to carjacking the Dewani taxi, and when his partner, Xolile Mngeni, executed Mrs Dewani while Qwabe drove.

Did he plan how to kill Mrs Dewani? He was not sure. Did he discuss with Mngeni who would deliver the fatal blow? No. Was there any conversation about where it would happen? He could not recall.

  8:57 am it's possible refrain
Qwabe could, however, remember returning home after the murder and going out for a night on the town.

And he could also recall, with clarity, his arrest: "It was the Thursday. There was a match on television - South Africa and the USA."

Judge Jeanette Traverso appeared to tire of his "It's possible" refrain, however, instructing him to explain clearly what he meant.

He replied: "I'm not disputing what is put to me. It's possible."

The judge retired for the day soon afterwards.

Dewani denies all charges and the case is set to continue in the next few minutes.

  8:59 am Shekhar BhatiaFamily back in court
The family of Shrien Dewani are back in court today, for day 3 of his trial.

His father has been seen smiling, despite the intensely personal revelations about his son's private life in the last few days.

Today the witness Qwabe will continue being cross examined, and that is due to go on tomorrow as well.




  9:11 am Shekhar BhatiaAnni's family arrive
Anni Dewani's family have also arrived in court.

Dewani himself has entered the dock and hands his laptop and a sheet of written notes to one of his legal team.

Court will resume for day three of the trial shortly.




  9:17 am Shekhar BhatiaAnother microphone adjournment
Defence lawyer Van Zyl is going through list of undisputed facts by both sides.

Prosecutor Mopp confirms their acceptance and the Qwabe questioning resumes.

However, the court has farcically developed microphone problems again, after they were supposed to have been sorted out yesterday.

The trial has adjourned just minutes in day three to adjourn them.




  9:29 am Shekhar BhatiaCourt resumes
Court is back in session now after a brief adjournment.

The judge has asked that the audio facilities at the court is checked every morning.

It seems bizarre that this didn't happen anyway given the disruption faulty microphones caused yesterday.

Qwabe is now back on the stand and being questioned by the defence.




  9:36 am Pensive Dewani
The Guardian's David Smith is providing direct quotes from the trial again today on his Twitter profile.

Van Zyl asks Qwabe to look at affidavit by Zola Tongo: "According to Tongo, he did not speak to you at the stage."

"'A man was willing to pay in dollars.' Do you know anything about that?"

Qwabe: "I don't remember that conversation."




  9:38 am Shekhar BhatiaHit payment
Van Zyl is suggesting there was a conversation between Qwabe and taxi driver Tongo about the payment for the hit.

He says it would be in dollars, rather than the South African currency rand that Qwabe has claimed previously.

Qwabe denies this.




  9:47 am Shekhar Bhatia'Perverted' dating profile
An internet dating profile for Shrien Dewani describes him as being 'submissive, filthy minded and perverted', it has been revealed.

The millionaire businessman used the moniker "Asiansubguy" in his online profile on the homosexual hook up website Gaydar, court documents have shown.


 
 

  9:48 am Shekhar BhatiaJudge quizzes Qwabe
Van Zyl is looking for and picking holes in Qwabe's previous statements to the courts.

The killer on occasions says he 'cannot remember'.

Judge Traverso has asked: "Did you know all along that Mr Dewani wanted his wife killed?"

Qwabe replies: "I was told a husband wanted his wife killed."

  9:57 am White gloves
Qwabe on Monde Mbolombo: "To say he was 'involved' would be a strong word because he was only the conduit between me and Zola."

Van Zyl shakes head, says 'we have transcribed audio recordings from hotel reception desk'. The court will see CCTV footage later.

Van Zyl: "Monde spoke to Tongo for 58 seconds. Monde says those young men say they want white hands (gloves). The ones used by doctors."

Qwabe: "I don't know anything about gloves."




  10:02 am Shekhar BhatiaVideo footage of killer conversation to come
The video footage reportedly shows Monde speaking to the killers.

It has already been show on television but will be shown to the court later today.

Meanwhile Van Zyl has produced a large piece of paper with coloured markings showing various timelines of events.




  10:06 am Shekhar BhatiaPhone records
The court is now being shown phone records between fixer Monde, taxi driver Tongo and convicted killer Qwabe to set out who said what and when before the murder.

Van Zyl: "Can you tell us why you called Monde on the Saturday morning?"

Qwabe: "I can't recall the conversation I had with Monde at that time."




  10:11 am Shekhar BhatiaMondo's role
Mondo hasn't been charged despite helping put the hit on Anni together.

Qwabe insists he was only a link man between him and taxi driver Tongo.

The defence though, is trying to suggest he played a larger part in the killing.




  10:15 am More than a link man
Van Zyl: "If one looks at the objective facts, Monde clearly played a role in the events of that night... He was not just a link man."

Qwabe: "I'm not disputing that."

Van Zyl: "What we've seen here is much more than Monde just being the link between you and Tongo. There's much more than that."




  10:16 am Shekhar BhatiaCourt adjourns
Qwabe says Mondo rang to say "job must be done that night" as killers had missed Tongo's cab first time round.

Van Zyl "Mondo played a very definite role. Much more than a link between you and Tongo."

Qwabe: "He knew what was happening but he was a link".

The court has adjourned again. No details yet on why or for how long.




  10:35 am Dewani parents


  The family can be seen wearing their distinctive pin badges showing Anni's face.


  10:46 am Shekhar BhatiaCourt resumes
Court is now back in session after a half hour break.

Dewani has put his earphones on as Qwabe talks about his gloves which he got from home and were domestic yellow types.

The gloves were briefly mentioned in yesterday's hearing.




  10:51 am Upfront payment?
Qwabe: "It's possible I called Monde for gloves, I don't recall."

Van Zyl: "Monde is much more than link man. He takes part in the planning."

"Was there ever an arrangement that you would be paid something up front?

Qwabe: "It's possible."




  10:58 am Shekhar BhatiaPayment arrangement
Judge Traverso: "Was the only agreement about payment the money in the cubby hole?"

Qwabe: "Yes."

Dewani is looking down, apparently taking notes, a big ring binder in front of him.




  11:03 am Dewani can't sit still
Shrien Dewani is reportedly finding the trial difficult to sit through.

He is said to be grimacing as if in pain.

He has been seen to blow out several times, sipping water, closing his eyes and trying to steady himself.

He can't keep still in dock. On the first day he sobbed as he heard about what happened to Anni and yesterday he appeared to be holding back tears.




  11:05 am Judge criticises delays
Defence lawyer Van Zyl has told the court his client can't hear the accused, prompting harsh words from the judge.

Judge Traverso says: "This can't happen in a case of this nature, all these adjournments and delays".

Already this morning we have adjourned twice, along with other short adjournments due to technical problems in days one and two.

If the trial was being televised it would have risked descending into farce already, and there's still two months to go.

  11:08 am Shekhar BhatiaTrial adjourned due - again
The case has now been adjourned for the first time in roughly two hours.

The judge is clearly losing her patience over the constant interruptions, which would be irritating in any trial let alone one that is so serious and high profile.

The judge repeatedly asked a silent prosecutor Mopp if he needed an adjournment and then decided to take one.

Technicians are to look at the microphone set up yet again during the break.




  11:17 am Court resumes after Dewani complained of upset stomach
And we're back.

Defence lawyer Van Zyl has apologised for the delay.

He says Shrien Dewani needed a toilet break as he had an upset stomach.

Cross examination of the witness Qwabe should now continue




  11:27 am The handbag with the money
Van Zyl: "Why did you say to court in Xolile Mngeni's trial you can't recall who took the money between him and me? Now you say it's not you."

Qwabe: "I can't recall. When I saw the handbag for first time, it was already in possession of Mngeni."

Van Zyl: "My client will say there was 10,000 (rand) in the handbag."




  11:36 am Considered getting second gun
Qwabe is being reminded about a previous statement where he admitted he lied to Tongo about being en route to the car jacking scene.

"We went, we were late," he told the court.

The witness also said he was considering getting a second gone but didn't.




  11:38 am Qwabe accused of lying
Defence lawyer Van Zyl is trying to catch Qwabe out in contradictions about his movements in the previous plea statement.

He says: "This means only one thing... you lied."

Qwabe: "We did go to Gugulethu but I may have made a mistake here."




  11:41 am Shekhar BhatiaCall to taxi driver
Qwabe is accused of lying to taxi driver Tongo by defence lawyer Van Zyl.

The witness admits when Tongo called, he was looking for transport to get to the scene.

Van Zyl is shaping his examination of Qwabe to ultimately prove he's a cold ruthless killer and liar whose evidence is unsafe.




  11:46 am Who had the gun
Van Zyl: "On the way to Gugulethu, who carried the firearm? It was in Watti's possession, your firearm?"

Qwabe: "Yes."

Van Zyl: "You wore these gloves throughout, then you threw them away.

"The police recovered one these gloves, the left handed one."




  11:50 am Dewani chews pencil
Van Zyl: "When you made the statement, were you sure?"

Qwabe: "Maybe I made a mistake."

Van Zyl: "There were marks on the deceased's leg. Do you know how these were caused?"

Qwabe: "No."

Meanwhile, as the questioning continues, Dewani appears unimpressed with the witness.




  11:54 am Shekhar BhatiaCourt adjourns for lunch
Qwabe says he didn't see gunman Mngeni grab Anni's leg.

No explanation so far for how she got those injuries, but earlier this week a pathologist confirmed she had not been sexually assaulted.

We have now adjourned for lunch.

Stay with us for the next hour though, as we bring you details of what we learned on day two of the trial followed by the highlights from this mornings events.
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12:00 pm Five things we learned on day 2 of the trial
1. How the alleged deal went down
Witness Qwabe, 29, says he was approached by taxi driver Zola Tongo about being involved in "a job".

He told the court he wasn't given any details except: "Someone wants somebody killed".

"He (Tongo) asked me if I knew anyone who could help," said Qwabe.

The price agreed for the hit was just 15,000 Rand - the equivalent of around £830 to be split equally between Qwabe and fellow killer Xolile Mngeni.

Qwabe said he agreed to meet Tongo the next day in a shopping centre here the driver elaborated further.

"He said there was a husband who wanted his wife killed," said Qwabe.



  12:06 pm Five things we learned from day 2 of the trial
2. Fake hijacking
Qwabe - who is serving 25 years for murder - told the court he was told he had to make the killing "look like a hijacking".

As he spoke, Shrien Dewani made notes and shook his head.

Qwabe told the court: "We agreed on the route we would take. We agreed where the hijacking was going to happen.

"That was more or less what we discussed that day. I was in the vehicle for 20 to 30 minutes.

"A lady would be killed and it had to look like a hijacking. Nothing would happen to the husband and Zola."

  12:12 pm Five things we learned from day 2 of the trial
3. Dewani didn't resist when he was forced out of the taxi
Describing the moments before Anni was shot, Qwabe said that Shrien Dewani did not resist when forced out of the taxi.

He told the court he and his accomplice Mngeni - whose nickname is 'Wati' - approached the car and stopped it at gunpoint.

Qwabe was driving and Mngeni was pointing his gun at the Dewanis and Zola Tongo telling them: 'Don't try anything."

First they ordered Tongo out of the car, then a short time later "the husband".

Qwabe says Dewani did not show any resistance and said he was going to a house to report the hijacking.

  12:17 pm Five things we learned from day 2 of the trial
4. Killer's shock when gun went off
Qwabe said he was driving the car at the moment Anni was shot dead.

He told the court: "I was driving I heard a gunshot and I got a shock. I asked Wati about it, he said "I shot the lady."

Flanked by burly security guards in the dock, Qwabe said he did not see Mngeni fire the weapon.

But it was Qwabe's gun and he had given it to Mngeni as he didn't want to use it.

It was a 9mm pistol.

  12:25 pm Five things we learned from day 2 of the trial
5. Dewani may have accessed gay websites the day after Anni's death
Official court documents show Dewani purchased internet access on his credit card.

On the 15th November his computer accessed Gaydar on three separate occasions.

On the same day, his web history shows he look at a fetish website called Recon.

Anni died on the night of 13th and 14th November.

It is expected Shrien Dewani's lawyers will argue his computer may have synced with the websites automatically.

  12:45 pm Gunshot residue
A South African news site is reporting that gun residue was found on Qwabe's gloves even though he wasn't the gunman who killed Anni Dewani.

According to iol.co.za Qwabe pointed out the gloves to police after he was arrested, and the gloves tested positive for primer residue (gunshot residue) during a forensic examination.

The State does not dispute the results and neither does the defence, it emerged in court this morning when Dewani's counsel, Francois van Zyl, handed the court a document titled Common Cause Facts.

  12:59 pm Summary from this morning part 1
A fixer given immunity by investigators in the murder of British honeymooner Anni Dewani knew all about the plot to kill her, a court heard.

Monde Mbolombo was aware of the plan to kill Bristol millionaire Shrien Dewani's wife in a hijacking staged by the entrepreneur himself, according to the convicted hitman allegedly hired to help.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 29, who appeared at Western Cape High Court in South Africa for the second day of his evidence for the prosecution case again Dewani, said Mbolombo was the "link man" who put him and the Dewanis' taxi driver Zola Tongo in touch to carry out the plan.

  1:14 pm Summary from this morning part 2
Defence lawyer Francois van Zyl picked through phone records which showed Qwabe and Mbolombo had spoken frequently on the night of November 13 2010.

He said: "There are calls between you and Mbolombo. Why?"

The witness replied: "As I said, Monde was the link man. If I had a problem getting hold of Zola then then I would have called him."

Mr van Zyl said: "This was the night of the carjacking. Why did he call you and what was discussed?"
Qwabe replied: "I don't recall."

Dewani's lawyer said: "I put it to you that Mbolombo was much more than just a link man - he knew much more."

Qwabe replied: "He knew what was happening but he was the link man."

  1:35 pm Shekhar BhatiaCase adjourned until Monday
The trial resumed after lunch at around 1.10pm but was quickly adjourned due to illness.

Both Qabe and Dewani have complained of stomach cramps, with Qwabe saying he prefers not to continue today.

The case has now been adjourned and won't resume until Monday.




  2:19 pm Trial finished for the day
Todays coverage of day three of the Shrien Dewani trial has now come to an end.

It was a day of regular interruptions, largely due to continued poor acoustics in the court room, that left little chance to for proceedings to really get going.

The court was adjourned three times before lunch and then finally adjourned until Monday when the defendant and the witness both complained of stomach pains.

That all left little time for the hearing of actual evidence.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, previously convicted of Anni Dewani's murder, continued to be cross examined by the defence.

He had been due to continue evidence tomorrow but the whole trial has been put on hold until next week.

   


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10:06 am Qwabe 'shot Anni while trying to pull her out car and rape her'
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Questions: Shrien Dewani's Defense Lawyer Francois Van Zyl   

Van Zyl  says the shot that killed Anni has all hallmarks of shot that wasn't supposed to go off.

He says Qwabe was outside the car and pulling on Anni's leg when he shot her.

After the "dirty deed" he continues, Qwabe and Mngeni drove off to a neighbourhood.

Van Zyl questions where they were going.

He says driving into residential area after shooting doesn't tally with a plan.

In summary, Van Zyl puts it to the court that Qwabe killed Anni as he was trying to get her out of car to rape her.

  10:00 am Qwabe 'pulled the trigger NOT convicted gunman Mngeni'
 
Millionaire Shrien Dewani, 30, with his wife of two weeks Anni, 28   

Van Zyl has asked Qwabe to look at part of the glove he used on the night of the killing.

As we've heard, gunshot was found on the glove.

Qwabe is asked to look at the glove and confirms it is the one he used.

Van Zyl now makes a significant new claim.

He says it was Qwabe , NOT Mngeni who pulled the trigger and fatally shot Anni.

Van Zyl: "You threatened her, pulling her leg and shot her".

Qwabe: "I disagree"

Qwabe is denying he shot Anni and that Mgeni was gunman.

He says despite being on a mission to kill her, he was shocked when gun went off.


 

  9:52 am Mngeni 'couldnt have shot Anni from front seat'

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Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe appear in the Cape Town High Court   

Van Zyl says his team have seen gunman Mngeni.

He has a right arm injury and his arms have been measured.

Van Zyle says he couldn't have shot Anni from front seat.

Van Zyl then moves on to talk about Qwabe's gloves.

He asks Qwabe why they had gunshot residue on them.

Qwabe says there may have been explosive residue on them from when the gun went off in the car or when he retrieved the bullet casing.

  9:35 am 'Man climbed in car and shouted 'phone, money'

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Tragic: Anni's body is removed from the car   

Van Zyl said Dewani will tell the court that a man climbed into the car next to him and shouted "phone, money".

He will say gunman Xolile Mngeni put gun against him and he heard a clicking noise. Accused hid money and phone in his pocket.

Van zyl said Dewani begged robbers "to let them go together". Qwabe said: "It's possible, I don't recall."

Qwabe says Dewani didn't get out of window. He opened the door by putting his hand through and reaching the door handle and got out.

  9:23 am Shekhar Bhatia'Second firearm'
 
Gunman: Qwabe (left), Dewani (top right) and Anni   

Van zyl says evidence will show child locks were engaged.

He has twice said "accused will tell the court" giving strong indication that Dewani will take witness box later.

The lawyer has mentioned a 'second firearm.'

Qwabe denied there was another gun in the vehicle.

  9:11 am Shekhar BhatiaDewani's lawyer questions hitman

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Questions: Shrien Dewani's Defense Lawyer Francois Van Zyl   

Day four of Shrien Dewani trial underway.

Witness Mziwamadoda Qwabe is being questioned by defence lawyer Francois Van Zyl.

Van Zyl suggests gunman Mngeni was at back of car with gun. Not in front as Qwabe as stated.

Stay with us for live updates as the trial progresses.

  9:02 am Shekhar BhatiaOur man Shekhar Bhatia is at court for the continuation of the Dewani trial.

The trial was adjourned last week after the defendant complained of stomach pains.

'Murderer Qwabe marched to witness box by two burly prison guards. Defence and prosecution in place.. judge and accused awaited.'




  8:35 am Dewani 'didn't resist when he was forced out of the taxi'

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Killing: Taxi Anni Dewani was shot dead inside   

Describing the moments before Anni was shot, Qwabe told the court last week that Shrien Dewani did not resist when forced out of the taxi.

He told the court he and his accomplice Mngeni - whose nickname is 'Wati' - approached the car and stopped it at gunpoint.

Qwabe was driving and Mngeni was pointing his gun at the Dewanis and Zola Tongo telling them: 'Don't try anything."

First they ordered Tongo out of the car, then a short time later "the husband".

Qwabe says Dewani did not show any resistance and said he was going to a house to report the hijacking.

  8:13 am How the alleged deal went down

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Trial: Dewani   

In court last week, witness Qwabe, 29, said he was approached by taxi driver Zola Tongo about being involved in "a job".

He told the court he wasn't given any details except: "Someone wants somebody killed".

"He (Tongo) asked me if I knew anyone who could help," said Qwabe.

The price agreed for the hit was just 15,000 Rand - the equivalent of around £830 to be split equally between Qwabe and fellow killer Xolile Mngeni.

Qwabe said he agreed to meet Tongo the next day in a shopping centre here the driver elaborated further.

"He said there was a husband who wanted his wife killed," said Qwabe.

The trial was adjourned last week after Dewani and a witness complained of stomach pains.

  7:30 am Hitman questioned

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Convicted: Mziwamadoda Qwabe   

Last week in court lawyers for Dewani questioned a hitman allegedly hired to carry out the crime.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, 29, has already been jailed for his part in the execution of Anni Dewani as she and bisexual husband Shrien toured a South African township in November 2010.

Prosecutors claim 34-year-old entrepreneur Dewani wanted out of his marriage to Swedish-raised Anni and arranged a carjacking in which he survived and his wife did not.

Previously, Qwabe told Western Cape High Court how he was contacted by the Dewani's taxi driver Zola Tongo and said: "There was a husband who wanted his wife killed."

  7:20 am Dewani and the dating website
 
 

Last week an internet dating profile for Shrien Dewani described him as being 'submissive, filthy minded and perverted', it has been revealed.

The millionaire businessman used the moniker "Asiansubguy" in his online profile on the homosexual hook up website Gaydar, it has ermerged.

On his Gaydar profile, he describes his sexual preference as 'passive' and that he practiced safe sex 'always'.

He states he wants to sleep with single gay men, bisexual men, bi or gay couples and groups of gay men. His age preference is 18 to 99-years-old.

"He describes himself as 'submissive c*******er,filthy minded and perverted' and says he is looking for similar partners.

Dewani,who has confessed to sleeping with men and male prostitutes, is on trial in South Africa for the murder of his wife Anni, 28, while on honeymoon on Cape Town.

The businessman denies the charges, but has admitted he is bisexual and engaged in sexual encounters with German prostitute Lepold Liesser which involved racial abuse.

  6:56 am Trial to restart this morning
 
Case: Dewani (left) and Anni with her cousin Sneha Mashru (right)   

Day four of the trial of British millionaire Shrien Dewani trial is due to begin this morning.

The trial was adjourned last week after the defendant and the witness both complained of stomach pains.

That all left little time for the hearing of actual evidence.

Mziwamadoda Qwabe, previously convicted of Anni Dewani's murder, continued to be cross examined by the defence.

He had been due to continue evidence tomorrow but the whole trial has been put on hold until next week.

Dewani, 34, is accused of masterminding a plot to have his wife Anni killed just days after they were married.

He faces five charges including two of murdering and kidnapping his wife. On Monday he pleaded not guilty to the charges which relate to the shooting in a Cape Town suburb in November 2010.

Prosecutors claim Dewani wanted out of his marriage to Swedish-raised Anni and arranged a carjacking in which he survived and his wife did not.

Qwabe claims he was hired to kill Anni for around £830.

Qwabe, 29, has already been jailed for his part in the execution and is due to give evidence again today.

Dewani denies the charges. The trial continues.

 
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