Murdered judge made calls to suspects

2012-08-13 20:46
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Johannesburg - The Western Cape High Court heard on Monday that acting judge Patrick Maqubela had been in touch with the woman and man later accused of murdering him.

This was revealed during testimony by MTN forensic analyst Hilda du Plessis, during the trial of the judge's widow, Thandi Maqubela, and her co-accused, businessman Vela Mabena.

Du Plessis told the court of numerous cellphone calls and messages between Maqubela, his wife, and Mabena, stating who communicated with who and when.

She did not however reveal the content of the calls and messages.

Maqubela's body was found in his luxury apartment in Bantry Bay on June 7 2009.

The State alleges he was suffocated, while the defence claims he died of natural causes.

The case continues on Tuesday.

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