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Dewani hitmen, crime scene expected to take centre stage

The prosecution in the Shrien Dewani murder trial is expected to call its second witness today.

British businessman Shrien Dewani appears in the Western Cape High Court on 6 October 2014. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The millionaire lifestyle of British businessman Shrien Dewani, his honeymoon surprise for his wife and admissions about his sexuality have taken centre stage in his murder trial so far.

But as the state calls its second witness today, the attention is likely to turn to the crime scene, an apparent staged hijacking and the men Dewani allegedly hired to kill his bride.

The state's focus so far has been on the crime scene and it could call more witnesses today who were present when Anni Dewani's body was discovered in Khayelitsha in November 2010.

He is accused of orchestrating his wife's murder while on honeymoon in Cape Town.

The prosecution is keeping its cards close to its chest and have refused to release the witness list to the media.

There's speculation that one of Anni's convicted killers will take the witness stand.

At this stage, it remains unclear exactly who will testify today but there is speculation it's convicted hitman Mziwamadoda Qwabe.

Qwabe previously admitted to kidnapping the British bride, in collaboration with co-accused Xolile Mngeni and Zola Tongo.

He also pleaded guilty to driving her to Khayelitsha, where she was shot in the neck.

Qwabe accused Dewani of arranging the alleged staged hijacking.

She said Dewani died from a bullet wound to her neck.

The doctor said had the British bride survived the shooting, she would have most likely been paralysed.

Disturbing crime scene footage was also shown in court during day one of the trial.

It showed the abandoned taxi in which Anni's body was found and her lying dead on the back seat.

Click here for Dewani's full plea explanation.

Click here for the Dewani trial live blog.

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