Cop to continue testimony in Dewani trial

2014-11-06 09:18
Shrien Dewani. (File AP)

Shrien Dewani. (File AP)

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Johannesburg - British businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of murdering his wife Anni, will be back in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday as his trial continues.

Captain Vinesh Lutchman, the State's 13th witness is to continue giving evidence. Lutchman was the group commander at the Gugulethu police station at that time and the weekend duty officer who oversaw the initial investigation of the hijacking.

He interviewed Dewani at the crime office in Gugulethu.

On Wednesday, Lutchman told prosecutor Shareen Riley that Dewani had said his wife insisted on seeing the nightlife in the township and Tongo drove them to Gugulethu.

Two men hijacked their vehicle. One of them took their cellphones, his watch and one of his wife's rings. Dewani apparently told the policemen he managed to keep one ring and hide it between the vehicle's seats.

Dewani is on trial for allegedly plotting with his shuttle taxi driver Zola Tongo and others to kill his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges including kidnapping, murder, and defeating the ends of justice. Dewani claims the couple were hijacked as Tongo was driving them through Gugulethu in his minibus on Saturday, 13 November 2010.

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