No more delays in slain judge trial

2011-04-01 18:03

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now
Cape Town - Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe on Friday refused any further postponement of the trial involving the widow of slain judge Patrick Maqubela.

Hlophe said a court room had been allocated for the case at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Hlophe made the announcement during the final pre-trial conference at the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

He said a judge from the North Gauteng High Court had been appointed to preside over the hearing, but he was not at liberty to disclose who the judge was, nor did the media have access to information in the court file.

Accused set to plea

Hlophe said any application for further postponements of the case would have to be directed to the trial judge.

The trial was scheduled for April 11, when the slain judge's widow, Thandi Maqubela and her co-accused, Vela Mabena would plead to a charge of murder.

At Friday's proceedings, the prosecution was represented by State advocates Bonnie Currie-Gamwo and Pedro van Wyk.

The State said they had furnished the defence team with details needed to prepare the defence, but defence counsel Morne Calitz, for Maqubela, was not satisfied with the details and wanted a further postponement.

Currie-Gamwo said she had requested additional forensic reports that Calitz required, and Calitz would be notified as soon as the additional reports were received.

Defence requests more reports

Calitz said case law was clear on what the defence was entitled to, but the details furnished by the prosecution fell far short of this.

"The details are not even close to the standards required," he said.

Currie-Gamwo explained that the forensic reports already furnished to Calitz and attorney Randal Titus, for Mabena, were sufficient for the purposes of the prosecution.

The additional reports needed by Calitz were for defence purposes, she said.

The deceased was an acting judge at the time of his death and was found dead in June last year in his luxury apartment in Bantry Bay.

Both Maqubela and Mabena are out on bail.
 

- SAPA

Read more on:    patrick maqubela  |  cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Cape Town - 16:11 PM
    Road name: M3 Outbound
    DELAYS between Woolsack Drive and Wynberg Hill due to an accident on the opposite carriageway
  • Tuesday Table View - 16:09 PM
    Road name: Blaauwberg Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS flashing at Grey Avenue
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia Lumia 800

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, ...

From R2775.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come up to alert you of your security needs. It may be that you need to create a better structure for your finances...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.