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Will Shrien Dewani walk free?

The Briton will today either be acquitted or continue standing trial.

The Briton will today either be acquitted or continue standing trial. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Shrien Dewani will find out whether he will be allowed to return to the United Kingdom a free man or if his legal battles in the Western Cape High Court will continue.

Dewani is accused of ordering a hit on his wife, Anni Hindocha Dewani, during the couple's honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

It's a big day for the British businessman as he'll know whether he'll be going home a free man, or continue standing trial.

Last month, his lawyer Francois Van Zyl filed an application for his discharge and acquittal in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act.

Van Zyl argued that the state's star witness, former taxi driver Zola Tongo, was an unreliable witness whose evidence was highly improbable and riddled with inconsistencies.

While prosecutor Adrian Mopp accepts there were certain discrepancies in the witness's testimony, he said Tongo never strayed from the crux of his evidence, despite vigorous cross examination.

This was that there was a conspiracy between himself, Dewani and the other three men involved.

Anni was killed in an alleged staged hijacking.