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Dewani Trial: Ex-Gaydar employee reveals Shrien's user habits

Simon Johnson is the third witness to be called by the State.

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

CAPE TOWN - A former digital product manager for Gaydar, who's testifying in the honeymoon murder trial, on Monday gave the court some insight into Shrien Dewani's activity on the dating website.

Simon Johnson is the third witness to be called by the state in the Western Cape High Court.

Dewani is on trial for allegedly ordering a hit on his wife, Anni Hindocha Dewani, during their honeymoon in Cape Town during November 2010.

The businessman, however, maintains he is innocent and has pleaded not guilty to all five charges against him, including one of murder.

Johnson told the court Shrien Dewani described himself as a single gay man on Gaydar who wanted to be dominated.

The digital product manager testified Dewani joined the website in 2004 under the name AsianSubGuy.

He says the accused last logged in on the profile in November 2010.

This is just days after his wife Anni was killed in an alleged staged hijacking.

Gaydar is targeted at gay and bisexual men and offers a platform for men to meet.

Johnson says the chat rooms are usually sexually charged.

Dewani, who listened to Johnson's testimony from the dock, was seen passing a note to his legal team.

Last week, Dewani's internet browser history took centre stage.

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

Shrien's formal admissions show he logged on to gay hook-up site Gaydar while he was on honeymoon with 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 court last week.

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

The following day, Dewani was questioned by members of his wife's family about what happened on the night she had been killed.

Part of that conversation was recorded by Anni's cousin and forms part of evidence in the case against him.

The witness list has not been released to the public.

_Read _ Dewani's full plea explanation.

_You can also follow _EWN's Dewani trial live blog for rolling updates.