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South African judge to rule whether honeymoon slaying case should be thrown out

  • Anish Hindocha,  puts his hand to his face after the court case that acquitted his sister's former husband Shrien Dwani from murdering her at the high court in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Anish Hindocha, puts his hand to his face after the court case that acquitted his sister's former husband Shrien Dwani from murdering her at the high court in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prakash Dewani, center, the father of British businessman Shrien Dewani, arrives at the high court in the city of  in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. A British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Prakash Dewani, center, the father of British businessman Shrien Dewani, arrives at the high court in the city of in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. A British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

  • People show their support to Vinod Hindocha, center,  the father of slain Anni Dewani, after the court case that acquitted his daughter's  former husband Shrien Dwani from murdering her at the high court in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    People show their support to Vinod Hindocha, center, the father of slain Anni Dewani, after the court case that acquitted his daughter's former husband Shrien Dwani from murdering her at the high court in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. British man Shrien Dwani accused of killing his wife Anni while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town was acquitted of murder on Monday after a South African judge concluded that the prosecution's case did not have sufficient evidence. Shrien Dewani promptly descended stairs leading out of the courtroom following the not guilty ruling by Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

A South African judge is reading her decision on whether she will dismiss the murder case against a British man accused of killing his wife while they were on honeymoon.

Cape Town High Court Judge Jeanette Traverso was expected to announce her decision later Monday after explaining her reasoning to the court. In her lengthy reading, she has said the testimony of the prosecution's main witness was riddled with contradictions.

Businessman Shrien Dewani is accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in 2010.

Dewani says she was killed during a botched carjacking. The state's key witness, Zola Tongo, says Dewani paid him to hire two men to carry out the murder.

Dewani's lawyers have argued that the case should be dismissed due to a lack of evidence.