Another cellphone expert testifies in Dewani trial

The expert says two of the accused contacted each other several times before and after the murder.

Alleged gunman in the Anni Dewani murder, Xolile Mngeni, chats with his lawyers on 30 august 2012. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape High Court on Tuesday heard testimony from another cellphone expert in the trial of the man accused of killing Anni Dewani.

Xolile Mngeni has pleaded not guilty to murdering the British bride in an apparent staged hijacking in the Mother City back in November 2010.

His alleged accomplices Mziwamadoda Qwabe and taxi driver Zola Tongo are serving time after they pleaded guilty for their roles in the crime.

MTN cellphone expert Hilda du Plessis verified that Mngeni and Qwabe contacted each other several times before and after the murder.

On Monday, a Vodacom expert testified that calls were made between Qwabe, Zola Tongo and a hotel receptionist.

Both had to testify because Mngeni is disputing his involvement in the crime.

Shortly after police captain Clifford Smith took the stand, the judge adjourned proceedings to speak with Mngeni's defence team about the exact details of the dispute.

Meanwhile, alleged mastermind Shrien Dewani is still in London where he is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress.

He has denied any involvement in his bride's murder.