Day 2 of Dewani's trial - as it happened

2014-10-08 14:31

Shrien Dewani went onto a gay dating application and a fetish website just two days after his wife, Anni Dewani, was murdered he has stated in admissions.


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Last Updated at 06:59
08 Oct 16:08

We're closing updates there. We'll be back early tomorrow morning when the trial continues.


08 Oct 15:57

Court adjourns.

"Dewani cries as he walks down to the holding cells," tweets eNCA's Leigh-Anne Jansen. A member of Dewani's family is also sobbing, says David Smith.

08 Oct 15:56
MQ: It was a shock and I asked him what he'd done. It was quite close by. FZ: Did you look at him? MQ: It's possible I looked.

08 Oct 15:54
MQ: At the time of the shot I don't know exactly where Watti was sitting.

08 Oct 15:53
MZ: "Did you think you were going to shoot this woman in a residential area?" Qwabe: "I didn't know where we were going to shoot."

08 Oct 15:51
FZ asks: Why did you turn back into a residential area? MQ says: I don't know.

08 Oct 15:49
FZ: You've measured the distance as 31km. "You knew you had to kill the deceased. You know Watti had the pistol."

08 Oct 15:48
FZ hands in a map and photographs of the route Qwabe had driven.

08 Oct 15:45
FZ: Was Dewani still in the car when Mngeni took out the money from the pocket of the front seat MQ: Yes, he was.

08 Oct 15:43
FZ: where was the money? MQ: When Tongo got out (of the vehicle), he told us in Xhosa that it's in the pocket behind the seat.

08 Oct 15:40
FZ: I presume your friend, Watti would've checked if the money was there? MQ: I don't recall him checking.

08 Oct 15:39
FZ: Did you plan to shoot her? MQ: No sir, not me. We did not agree on who would kill her and when. That's why I got a shock at the shot because we never discussed.

08 Oct 15:37
FZ can't believe they never discussed how this woman would be killed, or where, when.

08 Oct 15:35
FZ: What did you think? How was she going to be killed? MQ: I don't know.

08 Oct 15:33
MQ: A meeting Tongo said a husband wanted his wife killed and it was supposed to look like a hijacking.

08 Oct 15:32
FZ: Was Monde involved in any other way? MQ: No, sir. FZ: Not at all? MQ: No

08 Oct 15:30
FZ: You did not tell that court that you were uncertain. Today you're uncertain? MQ: Yes

08 Oct 15:28
FZ hands up transcripts of MQ's testimony during the Mngeni trial.

08 Oct 15:23

FZ: This number, R15 000 (fee for murder), where did it come from?

MQ: It came from Watti. FZ: Not from Tongo?

MQ: No.

08 Oct 15:19
FZ: Did you agree to the R15 000 price? MQ: Yes, I didn't dispute it, sir

08 Oct 15:19
FZ: Did u ask Tongo about the job or did he tell you about it? MQ: I don't recall but he told me someone wanted someone to be killed.

08 Oct 15:12
FZ: were you prepared to do something illegal? MQ: Yes

08 Oct 15:11
FZ: Did you think it was something illegal? MQ: I thought of that, yes.

08 Oct 15:10

FZ: What exactly did Monde say when he called you? MQ: Someone needed a job to be done.

FZ: so did you ask him what the job was? MQ: No. That's why I asked him to give the person my number so the person can call me.

08 Oct 15:06
FZ: You were an insurance assessor at one time but you lost your job? MQ: Yes.

08 Oct 15:06
FZ:What did Watti do for a living? MQ: He didn't work. FZ: Do you know how he made ends meet? MQ: No

08 Oct 15:05

FZ: An acquaintance kept borrowing your firearm and ammunition and you don't know what for?

MQ: I never asked him.

08 Oct 15:01
FZ: "What were you planning to do with this illegal firearm?" MQ: "It's not safe in the township. I wanted to protect myself."

08 Oct 15:01
MQ on firearm: "I bought it in the township." FZ: You don't know who you bought it from? MQ says he doesn't.

08 Oct 14:58
Dewani was on Gaydar while Anni sat by his side in Johannesburg airport, on their honeymoon, he admits.

08 Oct 14:57

08 Oct 14:56
FZ asks MQ if he was assaulted to give a statement to the police. He says he was assaulted before giving the statement.

08 Oct 14:55

Defence's Francois van Zyl (FZ) now cross-examining.

FZ: Was it a lie when you said police assaulted you to give a statement? MQ: I don't recall that.

FZ: May I produce bail record?

08 Oct 14:48
MQ says he only spoke to Tongo and Monde about the murder.

08 Oct 14:48
At 23:20, Qwabe makes a call of 20 seconds and at 23:17:04, Qwabe receives an SMS. The person contacted is "Yeye" who is a friend.

08 Oct 14:43
Incoming call from Tongo to MQ at 15:34:50 and 15:13:09pm of 78 seconds. This call was to plan Khaya Bazaar meeting.

08 Oct 14:39

08 Oct 14:39
Dewani also says in admissions he was questioned by the Hindochas on 22 November 2010, just over a week after Anni was murdered. Her cousin Sneha recorded it.

08 Oct 14:38

Mopp: Zola's name doesn't appear on your list of contacts. Can you tell the court why that is?

MQ: I deleted it after the incident.

08 Oct 14:37
Dewani's admissions say he logged into Gaydar and Recon, a fetish site, the day before Anni was killed and, for several hours, 2 days after.

08 Oct 14:30
Regarding Anni's body: "This is how we left them"

08 Oct 14:30
MQ recognises the vehicle in the photograph. "This is how we left the vehicle."

08 Oct 14:30
Prosecution now dealing with photos.

08 Oct 14:28
Court resumes.

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08 Oct 12:53
Court now really adjourns for lunch. Until 14:15.

08 Oct 12:52
We (Watti and I) weren't friends, but we met to exchange DVDs. We never socialised. His brother was my friend. - MQ

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