Nel: Now in preparing yourself in your evidence, you did not have access to the final report?
Dixon: That is so, my lady. I did not have access to the final report by Mr. Wolmarans.
Nel: Did you have access to the final report from the sound people?
Dixon: My lady, to the best of my knowledge, we only had the sound clips that were recorded. I do not know about a report.
Nel: And you considered that to be enough?
Dixon: Yes, my lady. I considered that to be enough.
Nel: You don't know where you were, who the people were. The court doesn't know when the tests were done, who fired the shots. Do you think it is enough for you to say to the court accept it?
Dixon: As a straight answer, my lady, yes.
Nel: Do you know the equipment used?
Nel: Do you know if a decibel machine was used to record?
Dixon: To the best of my knowledge, no, my lady.
Nel: IfI pout it to you that the lower decibel sounds will get fainter over a larger space.
Dixon: My lady, in my opinion with distance sound will taper off.
Nel: There is an interesting aspect that you didn't tell us, that you redid the test.
Nel: You redid the tests last week?
Dixon: My lady, I was no involved in the tests done last week. What I do know is that a gun was requested by Mr. Wolmarans.
Dixon: In order to replicate shots fired in sequence it is possible to take the sound of one shot and repeat it in sequence.
Dixon: My understanding is that Mr. Wolmarans went to shoot shots in succession to get a true recording.
Nel: Okay, so what was played to court did not happen on one day?
Dixon: The sounds of the cricket bat was made on one evening, I am not sure who played it to court will have to testify.
Nel: But you stood there and testified that the sound was gunshots. Why, if you were not present at the testing?
Dixon: Because I know gunshots.
Nel: No, Mr. Dixon, you were a police man, you know you cannot answer like that.
Nel: Let us just test you, take it from me I am testing you on everything. The gunshots we have heard was not taken on the night with the cricket bat?
Dixon: You are right, my lady.
Nel: It is a serious issue as an expert.
Roux: My lady, it was never the witness' evidence that those were the gunshots fired that night.
Nel: My lady, I am not going to argue. I will carry on and come back to that.
Nel: So, I just want to go back. When you did these tests, were there many recording on when you did the test?
Nel: So, the only person that can tell us how you held the bat would be you?
Dixon: There were many people present, but I was the only one holding the bat.
Nel: So the sounds that we heard was you hitting the back?
Dixon: The first three blow were at 60m, on the left hand side. We asked what it would sound like at 180m. Which we did.
Nel: We had three shots followed by four rapid shots?
Dixon: There were no rapid shots fired that evening.
Nel: We are not talking about shots fired.
Dixon: That was the bat hitting the door four times.
Dixon: The three rapid strike were to replicate the proposed area at 60.
Nel: You were square to the door and hitting the doo?
Dixon: That is so, my lady.
Nel: So in a batting movement, hitting the door.
Dixon: The three fast blows that were done at 180cm were done like this.
Nel: My lady, we've heard sounds. It must become an exhibit. I am not sure when or how. But may I ask if we can have a copy.