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Focus turns to Dewani's internet browser history

The browser history shows Dewani logged onto a gay dating site and another site for men in fetish gear.

Murder accused Shrien Dewani leaves the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Murder accused Shrien Dewani's internet browser history is expected to form part of the state's case against him as prosecutors try to prove he had a motive to kill his wife.

The browser history shows Dewani logged onto a gay dating site and another site for men into fetish gear just two days after his wife was killed.

He's accused of ordering a hit on his wife Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

The trial started on Monday, with the Briton pleading not guilty to the five criminal charges against him.

Dewani's formal admissions show he logged on to gay hook up site Gaydar while he was on honeymoon with his wife Anni.

Records show his computer also accessed the site just two days after his wife was murdered.

But he deactivated the account on 21 November 2010, a little over a week later.

Details about Dewani's internet browser history are contained in a 32-page document that was handed over to the Western Cape High Court this week.

The state could argue that his actions were not consistent with that of a grieving husband.

The trial will resume today with cross-examination of convicted killer turned state witness Mziwamadoda Qwabe.

Qwabe claims he was one of the three men involved in a staged hijacking in which Anni was killed.

But Dewani denies any involvement in the murder.

Qwabe is a key witness in the state's case against Dewani.

An unemployed tour guide, he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for his role in the murder.

Yesterday, he told the court he and his two accomplices staged the hijacking in which Anni was killed in exchange for R15,000.

Qwabe said his accomplice Xolile Mngeni shot the young woman while he was driving the hijacked car.

During cross-examination, defence counsel Francois van Zyl asked Qwabe why he waited almost two years before entering into a plea bargain with the state.

He also got Qwabe to admit that he lied under oath in a previous court hearing when he said he had an alibi on the night of the murder.

The witness list has not been released to the public.

Dewani was extradited from Britain in April after losing a three-year battle to avoid trial in South Africa.

Click here for Dewani's full plea explanation.

Click here for the Dewani trial live blog.