Dewani Trial: More witnesses might testify

It remains unclear how many more witnesses will testify in the Anni Dewani murder trial.

Xolile Mngeni (L) and Mziwamadoda Qwabe (R), accused in the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

CAPE TOWN - Prosecutors in the Anni Dewani murder trial on Monday said it's difficult to determine how many more witnesses must still testify.

Alleged hitman Xolile Mngeni's trial has been set down until mid-November.

He's pleaded not guilty to killing the British newlywed in an apparent staged hijacking in Khayelitsha in 2010.

The Western Cape High Court on Monday heard testimony from a Vodacom cellphone expert who clarified that calls were made between Xolile Mngeni's alleged accomplices Zola Tongo, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and a hotel receptionist before the murder.

The expert also revealed that Tongo changed phones and swapped sim cards the day after the crime.

Another expert from MTN is set to take the stand on Tuesday morning.

State prosecutor Adrian Mopp has told Eyewitness News the number of witnesses yet to testify depended on Mngeni's lawyer.

Mopp said Mngeni's defence may dispute further allegations, so maybe more or fewer witnesses could take the stand.