Nel: When you did the dark test, what machine did you use?
Dixon: My lady, I used my eyes.
Nel: When you did the fiber test?
Dixon: The only fibers I examined where those on the door and on the sock.
Nel: The fibers you saw on the door, did you compare that with that of the socks?
Dixon: I compared the fibers that were stuck on the varnish on the door against the fibers on the prosthetics'.
Dixon: My deduction was that the fibers that were on the sole of the prosthetics were the same fibers on the door were the same, originated from the white sock that was worn.
Nel: Have you at all had those socks in your hand?
Dixon: If I can recall on the 15 November, I recall they had all the clothing there.
Dixon: I did not pick them up.
Nel: Good, I just want to tell you that I a, going through it quickly and then I will consult with other people.
Nel: Are you a blood spatter expert?
Dixon: I have not had any training in that field my lady.
Nel: When you pointed out the blood spatter on 129, what was you instance that you drew from that?
Dixon: The two pieces were not in contact when the blood fell there.
Nel: Was you evidence not that, that particular panel fell onto blood.?
Dixon: My lady, this piece of wood according to me, it could have fallen onto the floor and blood got onto it or the blood could have fallen onto it.
Nel: The other piece that you can see on JJJ2, do you know where that comes from?
Dixon: My lady, I don't know where that comes from.
Nel: And that piece there, do you know where that comes from?
Dixon: My lady, I do not know where that piece comes from.
Nel: As far as a physical match comes. As forensic person at a laboratory, one has to do a professioncy test.
Dixon: I do not recall that we do physical test every year.
Nel: If Mr. Vermeulen says he has to do one every year.
Dixon: Last one in Forensic Science Laboratory in 2012.
Nel: You not keeping that up.
Dixon: My lady, this sort of expertise. I trained in university, if you are doing trace evidence work, the principles are plain principles.
Dixon: There is no course that has ever trained me.
Dixon: There are other types of physical matches.
Nel: Yesterday, you said the marks were caused by a cricket bat?
Dixon: That is true, my lady.
Nel: You did not use the cricket bat in question?
Dixon: My lady, I did not hit the door.
Nel: I did not ask you that.
Dixon: With the striking of a cricket bat it is in movement, it has a shape. So depending of the angle of the bat, the surface that you are hitting.
Dixon: You might expect that there is a possibility that there is an impression.
Nel: Now we said, have you ever matched that bat tot he door. Your answer was no.
Dixon: My lady, I did not strike the door with that bat. I did however hold the bat.
Nel: Let me just go back, in reaching your conclusion did you consult with Doc. Perumal?
Dixon: I did not consult with Doc. Perumal. His report is very similar of Prof Saayman.
Nel: Did you discard his report?
Dixon: My lady, I did not discard his report but I did not use it. It is the same conclusion reached on the same material used.
Nel: Have you drafted a report any part of it?
Dixon: My lady, I did write reports over the course of the past year.