Geo-map crime expert testifies in Dewani trial

An expert pointed out the exact spot where Anni Dewani’s body was found in Cape Town.

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

CAPE TOWN - A crime researcher on Wednesday mapped out the story of British newlywed Anni Dewani's murder in the Western Cape High Court.

Xolile Mngeni is accused of firing the shot that killed Anni during an apparent staged hijacking in Khayelitsha back in November 2010.

Peter Schmitz is a geo-map crime expert for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

He used the map of Cape Town to track the progress of the crime, meticulously pinpointing the locations of phone calls made between the suspects.

Schmitz also mapped out the area where the hijacking took place and the exact position where Anni's body was found.

The researcher also highlighted locations where her husband, Shrien Dewani, was dropped off by the hijackers, and where he made contact with shuttle driver Zola Tongo.

Mngeni, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011, denies all the charges against him.

Earlier on Wednesday, a ballistics expert confirmed that the gun before court was definitely used in the murder.

It is understood the investigating officer may take the stand later before the state wraps up its case.