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Dewani trial: State to call fourth witness

A convicted criminal, a former gay website employee & a pathologist have testified in the trial so far.

Shrien Dewani and his legal team arriving at the Western Cape High Court ahead of his murder trial on 13 October 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The state in the honeymoon murder trial will call its fourth witness today in the wake of testimony by a convicted criminal, a former Gaydar employee and a pathologist.

The prosecution alleges British businessman Shrien Dewani ordered a hit on his wife, Anni Hindocha Dewani, while on honeymoon in Cape Town almost four years ago.

Three people are already serving lengthy jail terms for their role in the killing.

It was another tough day on the stand for convicted criminal, turned state witness, Mziwamadoda Qwabe.

Dewani's lawyer Francois van Zyl accused him of being the triggerman.

It also emerged Qwabe wanted early parole in exchange for testifying against the Briton.

By lunch, van Zyl was done with Qwabe, and the state called its next witness, former Gaydar employee, Simon Johnson.

Johnson spoke about Dewani's online profile on the gay dating website.

The British businessman went by the name Asiansubguy and described himself as a single, passive gay man who wanted to be dominated.

Dewani's online dating profile came under scrutiny on Monday.

He's said to have logged onto the site while on his honeymoon with Anni.

As Asiansubguy, Dewani also described himself as a man who was not out of the closet.

His Gaydar log in history shows he went on the site while he was waiting for a flight to Cape Town at OR Tambo International Airport in November 2010.

It also shows he logged on just two days after his wife was killed.

Anni's uncle, Vinod Hindocha, sits in the coffee shop across the Western Cape High Court holding his eyes. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

Dewani said he was bisexual in a dramatic revelation on the first day of the trial.

He said he had sexual interactions with men and women, including a male prostitute known as the 'German Master'.

Meanwhile, a British couple, who spent the day following proceedings in court on Monday, say the case is drawing considerable attention in the United Kingdom.

He pair, who are enjoying a holiday in Cape Town, told Eyewitness News everyone back home is talking about the murder trial.

The couple, who prefer to be named, sat in the public gallery, where they paid close attention to proceedings.

They say many people have their doubts about what the businessman claims happened in the alleged staged hijacking that resulted in Anni's death.

At least one of them believes Dewani is a guilty man.

"He just sounds like a tortured soul and he must have had all of this going on in his head. This was his only way out."

The couple, who regularly visit South Africa, have described Dewani's version of events as outlandish.

Read Dewani's full plea explanation here.

You can also follow EWN's Dewani trial live blog for rolling updates.

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