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Dewani trial: Gunshot residue can't determine who shot Anni

Forensic analyst Thandiwe Mlabateki says primer residue analysis can't determine who fired the fatal shot.

Shrien Dewani's brother and his legal team arriving at the Western Cape High Court on 3 November ahead of his murder trial. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A forensic analyst was on Friday called to explain why gunshot residue was found on a glove belonging to a man who denies shooting Anni Hindocha Dewani.

Her husband, British businessman Shrien Dewani, stands accused of hiring hit men to kill her during their honeymoon in Cape Town four years ago.

Anni was killed in an alleged staged hijacking.

WATCH: Anni Dewani's final moments

Colonel Thandiwe Mlabateki says primer residue analysis can't determine who fired the fatal shot.

With 19 years' experience in chemistry and 13 in primer residue analysis, Mlabateki was called to testify on the subject in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

This after a glove worn by hit man Mziwamadoda Qwabe tested positive for gunshot residue, even though the late Xolile Mngeni was convicted of pulling the trigger.

Mlabateki says residue particles could land on anything within a two-metre radius.

WATCH: Anni Hindocha Dewani Remembered

Shrien Dewani was extradited to South Africa from the United Kingdom earlier this year to stand trial for his role in his wife's death.

He denies he had any part to play in Anni's murder.

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