Day 3 of Dewani trial - as it happened

2014-10-09 14:20

Court has adjourned for the day as both Shrien Dewani and Mziwamadoda Qwabe have fallen ill; Qwabe's cross-examination will continue next week.


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09 Oct 14:26

09 Oct 14:19

Court adjourned till Monday...criminal matters not heard on Fridays.

[Qwabe and Dewani both have stomach issues]

09 Oct 14:18

Qwabe back in the witness box - complains of stomach cramps...given tablets from prison hospital but says it hasn't subsided and his head is pounding.

09 Oct 14:16
Court resumes...

09 Oct 14:12

09 Oct 14:07

Qwabe cannot explain discrepancies - Sapa

Convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe cannot explain discrepancies in his plea agreement and various affidavits regarding the murder of Anni Dewani.

09 Oct 13:59
See a map of Anni Dewani's last journey:

09 Oct 13:11
Court adjourns for lunch.

09 Oct 13:10
Qwabe says the only time I he opened the door was when he was looking for the casing, "and I found it".

09 Oct 13:09

VZ: Do you have any idea how those marks were caused.

Qwabe: No, I didn't see.

Van Zyl asks about prints on left rear door - notes 'distinct' pattern - asks Qwabe who made marks...he wore gloves.

Qwabe: I am the only one who wore gloves - if the marks are there, that means I touched the door.

09 Oct 13:07

09 Oct 13:06

VZ reads Qwabe's earlier statement, in which he says he opened the right back passenger door.

Van Zyl: when you made this statement you were sure.

Qwabe: I opened a back door, not sure left or right.

09 Oct 13:04

Van Zyl wants to know on which side Q was looking - Q can't recall.

VZ asks where he was looking - the mats perhaps - Q can't remember.

Judge asks whether Q moved the body at all - Q says no.

09 Oct 13:01

VZ: Where was Mngeni searching for the casing?

Qwabe: At the back.

VZ: How did he get there?

Qwabe: He opened the door

VZ: Which side?

Qwabe: I don't recall.

VZ: Did you see the deceased?

Qwabe: Yes.

- ENCA's Leigh-Anne Jansen

09 Oct 12:59

Qwabe says when he finished urinating he put on the yellow gloves during the incident.

VZ: You wore them throughout?

Qwabe: Yes

09 Oct 12:57

Van Zyl: when did you put gloves on?

Qwabe: just before the car stopped. Wore it for duration, removed them when running away - EWN's Rahima Essop

09 Oct 12:55

09 Oct 12:55

VZ: You were unarmed?

Qwabe: Yes.

VZ: And the gloves? Where were they when you were on your way to Gugulethu?

09 Oct 12:54

Van Zyl moves on...asks Qwabe again about request for surgical gloves.

Qwabe says he took his own yellow kitchen pair.

Van Zyl: Did you take domestic gloves for your fingerprints?

Qwabe agrees.

09 Oct 12:52

09 Oct 12:50

Qwabe: To meet with Zola.

VZ: But Zola said he passed Gugulethu to Somerset West.

VZ: so it was a lie, you told him a lie

09 Oct 12:48

09 Oct 12:46

VZ: I'm afraid we need to go to your affidavit, I thought you were still looking for told us Tongo called you that night, that he's driving through Gugulethu on his way to Somerset West. What did you tell him?

Qwabe: We went to Gugulethu, but turned around.

Qwabe addresses the Judge: Ma'am, I may have made a mistake but we did go to Gugulethu.

Traverso: To do what?

09 Oct 12:43

09 Oct 12:42

VZ: You know his surname?

Qwabe: Goniwe

...Qwabe says Mve Goniwe was meant to give another firearm for the hijacking.

09 Oct 12:39

Judge Traverso: Did you call a friend to bring a second firearm?

Qwabe: Yes.

Judge: Do you remember who?

...Qwabe says 'Mve' and that he's since passed on.

09 Oct 12:36

VZ: I asked you whether he whispered or shouted, you couldn't recall. What would your answer be today?

[Qwabe having a hard time recalling when and who took money from the car - BBC reporter Divya Talwar]

Qwabe: I don't recall whether he shouted or whispered, he said the money was in the car.

VZ: In which language?

Qwabe: Xhosa.

VZ now reads Qwabe's earlier statement in which he says Tongo had whispered.

09 Oct 12:32

VZ: When Tongo got out the car, he told you the money was in the car. That correct?

Qwabe: Yes

...I did not take the money. We only counted it when we left the car.

VZ: I don't want to belabor this point...[asks again]

09 Oct 12:29

Qwabe: I only saw the handbag once we were outside the car but R10 000 was not there.

09 Oct 12:27

VZ: My client will testify that there was R10 000 in that handbag.

ENCA's Leigh-Anne Jansen tweets that "Shrien nods"

Qwabe: Well, that's his version.

09 Oct 12:25

Qwabe: I only saw the handbag and cellphones when we got out of the car.

VZ: Did he [Mngeni] look in the handbag or not?

09 Oct 12:22
Van Zyl is questioning the discrepancy about who removed the cash from the car - says there are three versions of what happened to the money.

09 Oct 12:21

09 Oct 12:20

VZ: Why did you say at Mngeni's trial you cannot recall who took the money, between you and him.

Qwabe: All I can say is I did not take the money.

VZ: but you told other court you took money.

Qwabe saye no 'I could not recall'

09 Oct 12:18

09 Oct 12:18

VZ: In your affidavit, you say you got out of the vehicle and took the money.

Qwabe: What is correct, sir, is I don't know exactly (when money was taken).

Traverso: I just want to clarify something. Watti sat in the front of the car. Is that right?

Qwabe: Yes, ma'am.

09 Oct 12:14

VZ: My client had an upset stomach. apologises for longer delay

09 Oct 12:14
Court back in session.

09 Oct 12:09

09 Oct 12:09

09 Oct 12:04
Court adjourns to attend to sound issues.

09 Oct 12:04

Van Zyl: My client can't hear the accused.

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

09 Oct 12:03
Qwabe can't remember what he told the court yesterday about the money.

09 Oct 12:02

09 Oct 11:57

VZ: Did you see him remove the money?

Qwabe: No, he told me.

VZ: By the time the deceased was shot, he already had it?

Qwabe: Yes, sir.

VZ: You were driving, so you asked him if he had the money?

Qwabe: Yes

09 Oct 11:56

VZ: Who removed the money?

Qwabe: My accused removed the money.

VZ: By accused, you mean [Xolile] Mngeni?

Qwabe: Yes

09 Oct 11:54

Judge Traverso: Is that the only agreement, that the money would be in the cubbyhole?

Qwabe: Yes ma'am

Traverso: Thank you

09 Oct 11:54

Van Zyl asks if there was agreement that there would be money paid upfront - Qwabe says he can't recall.

09 Oct 11:51

VZ: Were you supposed to be paid anything upfront?

Qwabe: Not that I recall.

VZ: Is it possible?

Qwabe:It's possible

09 Oct 11:50

VZ: on Sunday you went to Monde and complained that he take it up with Tongo.

Qwabe: Yes sir

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