Dewani trial focuses on murder weapon

The fifth state witness in the Anni Dewani murder trial testified about the murder weapon.

The gun that was allegedly to kill Anni Dewani is shown to the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The firearm used in the murder of British tourist Anni Dewani's murder has been the focus of Xolile Mngeni's trial on Tuesday.

Proceedings resumed in the Western Cape High Court with Mziwamadoda Qwabe returning to the stand.

He told the court Mngeni fired the shot that killed Anni back in November 2010.

Qwabe is currently serving 25-years for his part in the murder.

In court on Monday, he asked to see the four bullets casing that formed part of police evidence.

Qwabe said the gun in evidence looks like the weapon he handed Mngeni when they planned the murder.

He also told the court that after the shooting, he gave the pistol to a friend for safekeeping.

Qwabe later led police to the weapon.

When questioned, he said he could not recall how many bullets he left home with on the night of the shooting.

Meanwhile, Mngeni is expected to deny he was ever friends with Qwabe.

Earlier in the case, Mngeni pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

Anni's husband and alleged mastermind Shrien Dewani also maintains his innocence.

He is currently recovering from post-traumatic stress at a medical facility in London.