AS IT HAPPENED: Dewani witness 'confused, tired'

2014-11-07 09:41

The trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court. Get the live updates here.


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Last Updated at 04:48
07 Nov 15:48
So that's it then. Cheers until Monday.

07 Nov 15:40

MM: never went into details about how she was going to be killed. VZ: were they going to shoot/throttle/stab her?

And suddenly proceedings adjourn until Monday.

07 Nov 15:35

MM, again, says ZT told him it would happen after Somerset West.

07 Nov 15:23

FvZ asks if it was mentioned that ZT would pay the killers beforehand.

MM says yes. He says ZT was going to meet MQ before to give him the money but that didn't happen.

07 Nov 15:22

FvZ asks MM: Who was going to pay the killers?

MM: This man was going to take out money, ZT would take it and put it in cubbyhole. MQ would then take that money.

07 Nov 15:19

07 Nov 15:17
FvZ and MM currently going over the calls made on the day.

07 Nov 15:15
"Van Zyl refers MM to the poster-sized timeline of calls," tweets Leigh-Anne Jansen.

07 Nov 15:03
MM says he wasn't lying about everything then. FvZ points out that he lied about a lot of material things.

07 Nov 15:02
FvZ sounds like he is starting to get angry. "You were simply lying in the Mngeni trial," he says to MM.

07 Nov 15:01

FvZ: Is this promise similar to the one you gave the previous court or not?

MM: I'm here to tell the truth.

07 Nov 14:51
FvZ reading excerpt from Mngeni trial. MM's statement about being wary of telling the truth.

07 Nov 14:49

07 Nov 14:37
MM on details of plan: They said they'd hijack them. They'd take Zola out of the car, leave man and wife...

07 Nov 14:36
MM: Tongo told me he would take couple to a restaurant and then it would take place.

07 Nov 14:33
MM says he doesn't know what time they were supposed to meet and he wasn't given a location.

07 Nov 14:31
MM: I wasn't in charge.

07 Nov 14:31
MM responds he was to make sure things hapened according to plan. Traverso: WHY? She's... unsatisfied. "Answer my question," she demands.

07 Nov 14:30
Judge asks MM why he specifically had to make sure things went according to plan.

07 Nov 14:28
MM explains that he was curious about how they would kill Anni, that's why he was willing to attend a meeting of the killers.

07 Nov 14:27
MM is being asked to speak up since the stenographer can't hear him.

07 Nov 14:26

FvZ: Why would you want to know?

MM: Because I was involved. I wanted to know.

07 Nov 14:25

FvZ asks why MM wanted to attend meeting.

MM says he wanted to know how they would do it - "kill the lady who had to be killed".

07 Nov 14:23
FvZ asks: You were going to meeting to talk about how the woman would be killed? MM: Correct.

07 Nov 14:22
FvZ asks if a specific time was set up for the meeting. MM says no. MM says he was supposed to attend the meeting.

07 Nov 14:21
MM says he and MQ discussed things on the Saturday morning at 10am. Just before conversation with MQ, he spoke with ZT.

07 Nov 14:19
MM says he was confused before the adjournment.

07 Nov 14:18

Judge: If you feel uncomfortable will you tell the court?

MM: yes.

07 Nov 14:17

Judge ask MM if he feels better.

He says he is.

She asks if he is up to continuing.

He says yes.

07 Nov 14:16
Court is back in session.

07 Nov 12:40
Court adjourns until 14:15.

07 Nov 12:40
MM, looking grave, sighs and walks back into court. Lauren hears MM might ask for postponement.

07 Nov 12:39
During break, there is a discussion between defence's Piet Botha and State's Adriaan Mopp. They were in a little huddle with the Hindochas too.

07 Nov 12:21

07 Nov 12:20

MM says he is tired and asks judge for an adjournment because he is confusing things.

We adjourn for 15 minutes.

07 Nov 12:17

FvZ asks what else was discussed on the Saturday morning.

MM frowns and says he can't remember,

Judge asks if MM was told where hit would happen. He says no.

07 Nov 12:15
FvZ raises his voice as he appears to get irritated with the witness.

07 Nov 12:15

MM says he made a mistake. Says it was MQ who told him when it would take place.

MM: I asked if it was necessary for it to take place that day. MQ said it had to.

07 Nov 12:13

FvZ: Did you know when the killing was to take place?

MM: I knew because ZT told me on the Saturday afternoon.

07 Nov 12:11
FvZ is reading from MM's statement: "My role was that this 'thing' happens". He reads further that MM said he was to make sure things go according to plan.

07 Nov 11:59

FvZ: As I understood your evidence yesterday, ZT wasn't sure if MQ would do it. Are you saying MQ was sure?

MM says he agreed.

07 Nov 11:57
MM: I would use the hotel phone to make calls to co-conspirators. That was my role.

07 Nov 11:53
MM: We never spoke about how I was going to be involved at the time. We never spoke about which role I was going to play.

07 Nov 11:50
MM confirms he was just the connection between ZT and MQ.

07 Nov 11:48
MM: I was the connection between ZT and MQ. I had to make sure they met.

07 Nov 11:46
MM says that on the Friday he didn't know who was to be killed. He says he only found out the next day.

07 Nov 11:43
MM testifies that on the Friday he didn't go with ZT to his car.

07 Nov 11:41
SD is shaking his head about. Looks toward his family.

07 Nov 11:35
MM: It came from me. I can't remember what ZT said.

07 Nov 11:34
FvZ: Did you tell Captain Hendricks that you can't remember ZT using the word "wife"?

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