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Anni's cousin recorded Dewani's version of events

Sneha Mashru doubted Shrien’s version and said he acted cold which prompted her to record the conversation.

The late Anni Hindocha Dewani.

CAPE TOWN - It was revealed in court yesterday that Anni Hindocha Dewani's cousin secretly recorded a meeting with her husband, Shrien, as she was suspicious about the role he played in her relative's murder.

Sneha Mashru says the British businessman's version of what happened the night his wife was killed seemed odd and his behavior strange.

She testified in Shrien Dewani's murder trial in the Western Cape High court yesterday.

The Briton is accused of ordering a hit on his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

Mashru told the court that she felt the things Dewani had told her about the events that led to her cousin's murder didn't add up, like that she wanted to see the township in South Africa.

Suspicious, Mashru recorded a meeting with him, using a dictaphone she hid in her jacket.

Mashru says Dewani also didn't behave like a grieving husband.

She said her cousin was considering a divorce shortly after getting married.

She explained a divorce so soon after the wedding would shame Dewani's family name.

During cross-examination, Dewani's lawyer, Francois Van Zyl countered Mashru's testimony by revealing Anni had visited a doctor after her wedding and wanted to fall pregnant.