Maqubela trial continues

By Drum Digital
25 March 2013

The murder trial of Thandi Maqubela, widow of acting judge Patrick Maqubela, and her co-accused Vela Mabena is expected to continue in the Cape High Court on Monday.

The two stand accused of murder after they allegedly suffocated Maqubela with cling-wrap in his Sea Point apartment on June 5, 2009.

Thandi and Mabena, her business partner, have pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

Thandi Maqubela has also pleaded not guilty to additional charges of forgery and fraud.

Prosecutors Bonnie Currie-Gamwo and Pedro van Wyk allege that she forged her husband's signature on his will, and then fraudulently presented the forged will at the Johannesburg office of the Master of the High Court.

-by Sapa

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