The co-conspirators in the murder of Anni Dewani were all in financial difficulties and lured by the money on offer, according to the state.
State prosecutor Adrian Mopp says were it not for the killing of Anni Dewani, the organisation of the entire plot by the hitmen would be "comical".
As the law runs its course, Anni Hindocha's family might never find out why Shrien Dewani would give conflicting versions about his wife's ring.
Dewani's defence is aiming to get a not guilty verdict based on the prosecution's case.
The police want to know why a mystery donor or foreign human rights group would fund the large legal costs of a man who had chosen a life of crime.
Shrien Dewani requested a day off to mark the fourth anniversary of wife Anni Hindocha's death as emails between the two revealed her unhappiness.
While one witnesse's memory was questioned, a police officer noted that Shrien Dewani did not attend a ceremony for Anni, but went shopping instead.
From Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani to the murder of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa: A ready formula has been worked out to catch the public’s interest.
State witness Zola Tongo testifies as the court shows video footage of the night Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni ate out in Cape Town in 2010.
Taxi driver Zola Tongo testified in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, detailing how he met murder-accused Shrien Dewani and his wife, Anni.
Shrien Dewani's defence cross-examines Anni Dewani's cousin, Sneha Mashru, about her testimony to British police after the fatal hijacking in 2010.
The first cousin of Anni Dewani was called to testify in Shrien Dewani's murder trial, where the court heard that he didn't grieve much for her.
Xolile Mngeni, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour, has passed on "while the monitoring of his medical condition was underway", say officials.
Murder-accused Shrien Dewani's defence says it was Mziwamadoda Qwabe who pulled the trigger that killed Anni, and not Xolile Mngeni.
Shrien's sordid fetishes, Jub Jub’s murder conviction overturned and Juju walks out of his own hearing.
One of the men convicted of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani has given the Cape Town high court his version of events on the night she was killed.
A simple revelation about Shrien Dewani being bisexual completely overshadowed the case that is being made in his defence, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.