Maqubela back in court for sentencing

2014-02-17 07:06
Thandi Maqubela (Picture: Sapa)

Thandi Maqubela (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The sentencing of Thandi Maqubela for the murder of her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

She was convicted of his murder and of forging his signature on a document purporting to be his will.

Her husband Patrick Maqubela, who she said been a serial cheater, was found dead on his bed in his Sea Point flat on 5 June 2009 apparently a day after saying he wanted a divorce.

She was convicted in November last year, despite the court not being presented with conclusive medical evidence pinpointing a cause of death.

Instead the court found that Maqubela's conduct, a plethora of lies and her persistence in "irrational subterfuge", were wholly incompatible with an innocent person.

Her co-accused and former business colleague, Vela Mabena, had previously been acquitted on a murder charge because the evidence against him was not as strong.

At her last court appearance on 9 December Maqubela was denied bail pending the sentencing.

The sentencing was postponed on 20 November while the defence sought a clinical psychologist to provide expert evidence.

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