Dewani suspects made numerous calls

2012-10-09 14:20
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Cape Town - Numerous calls were recorded between two alleged accomplices in the Anni Dewani murder, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.

MTN data analyst Hilda du Plessis said phone records showed activity on Xolile Mngeni's cellphone number between November 7 and 16 2010.

She said calls were made by and received at convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe's number. Qwabe is serving a 25-year jail term for his role in the murder, as part of a plea agreement.

Mngeni, 25, is on trial for hijacking, robbing and killing Dewani in Gugulethu on November 13 2010. She was on honeymoon with her husband Shrien at the time. Mngeni has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Du Plessis said Mngeni's sim card was first used in a ZTE phone. It was then placed in a Nokia E90 phone on November 14 that year. The last activity on his number was at 01:11 on November 16.

The Baphumele base station in Khayelitsha picked up activity between the numbers. Du Plessis said the tower provided cellphone reception for Sidima crescent, where Mngeni lived.

The tower and Mngeni's home were about 400m apart, according to an online map application.

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