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Dewani trial: Cross-examination of ballistics expert to resume

Shrien Dewani is on trial for the alleged orchestration of his wife’s murder in Khayelitsha.

Shrien Dewani is on trial in the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - British businessman Shrien Dewani's lawyer will continue questioning a police ballistics expert when the honeymoon murder trial resumes in the Western Cape High Court this morning.

Dewani is accused of orchestrating his wife Anni Hindocha Dewani's murder.

Anni was shot dead in an alleged staged hijacking in Khayelitsha in November 2010.

Three South African men were convicted and sentenced for their role in the bride's killing.

One of the men, Xolile Mngeni, died in prison last weekend after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Last week Dewani's lawyer Francois van Zyl challenged the accuracy of Pieter Engelbrecht's findings about how Anni was shot.

Engelbrecht was tasked with determining the trajectory of the bullet and with the help of two other people three scenarios were re-enacted and filmed.

But the vehicle used in the re-enactments did not precisely resemble the original hijacked VW Sharan, an issue the defence argued would affect the findings.

At times lawyer Pieter Botha appeared exasperated and frustrated by Engelbrecht's responses.

For more on Shrien Dewani, click here.

Or follow proceedings on EWN's live Dewani trial blog.

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