ARTICLES RELATING TO THANDI MAQUBELA

New defence team delays Maqubela sentencing

2014-02-20 13:55

Thandi Maqubela's sentencing for killing her husband has been postponed to August, following the appointment of a new defence team.

Thandi Maqubela hires new defence team

2014-02-17 12:04

Convicted killer Thandi Maqubela has hired a new defence team ahead of her sentencing in the Western Cape High Court, which has resulted in a third delay in sentencing proceedings.

Maqubela denied bail

2013-12-09 16:37

The Western Cape High Court has refused to grant bail to Thandi Maqubela, pending her sentence for the murder of her husband acting judge Patrick Maqubela.

Maqubela to apply for bail

2013-12-05 07:19

Convicted murderer Thandi Maqubela will apply for bail in the Western Cape High Court. She wants to be released ahead of her sentencing proceedings in February next year.

Thandi Maqubela to be sentenced

2013-11-20 08:11

The Western Cape High Court is set to sentence Thandi Maqubela after she was found guilty of murdering her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela.

Thandi Maqubela guilty of husband's murder

2013-11-07 16:11
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The Western Cape High Court has found Thandi Maqubela guilty of murder.

Judge: Maqubela tried to hide contact

2013-11-07 14:51

Thandi Maqubela and Vela Mabena's attempts to hide their contact after her husband's death imply a collusion of sorts, Judge John Murphy has said in his judgment.

Maqubela collapses in dock

2013-11-06 11:54
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Judgment against Thandi Maqubela has been adjourned after she collapsed in the dock of the Western Cape High Court.

Guard, handyman questioned in Maqubela trial

2013-11-05 18:48

The testimonies of a security guard and handyman, who claimed to have had the last contact with acting Judge Patrick Maqubela, have been questioned by the Western Cape High Court.

Maqubela lied - judge

2013-11-04 23:00

Thandi Maqubela lied about details of her husband's death and this affected her credibility, Western Cape High Court Judge John Murphy says.

Maqubela judgment 220-pages long - judge

2013-11-04 14:22

Judgment in the murder trial of Thandi Maqubela and her business associate is set to take a few days to hand down, high court Judge John Murphy says.

Thandi Maqubela to hear her fate

2013-11-04 08:02

Judgement is expected to be handed down in the Western Cape High Court in the trial of Thandi Maqubela, who is accused of murdering her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela.

Maqubela was unhealthy - wife's defence

2013-10-08 14:42

Acting judge Patrick Maqubela was obese and had an enlarged heart, which points to a natural death, his widow's defence team has told the Western Cape High Court.

Maqubela indictment to be amended

2013-08-15 18:14

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the indictment in the Thandi Maqubela murder trial is to be amended to "better serve" the proper administration of justice.

Maqubela amendments 'prejudicial'

2013-08-13 14:45

Thandi Maqubela would have conducted her defence differently had her murder and forgery charges been amended before the trial, her lawyer says.

Maqubela must prove prejudice - judge

2013-08-01 14:28

Thandi Maqubela must prove she will be prejudiced if the charges of murder and forgery against her are amended, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

Maqubela's death could be natural

2013-04-29 22:26

Natural causes cannot be ruled out in the death of acting Judge Patrick Maqubela, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Maqubela's cross-examination ends

2013-04-18 20:03

The cross-examination of Thandi Maqubela, accused of the alleged murder of her husband acting judge Patrick Maqubela has ended in the Western Cape High Court.

Court hears of judge's unstable widow

2013-04-16 20:13

The trauma of acting judge Patrick Maqubela's death left his widow Thandi Maqubela unstable, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Judge's widow denies knowing of his death

2013-04-11 21:15

Judge Patrick Maqubela's widow Thandi has denied knowing her husband was dead the day she went to Cape Town International Airport to meet him.

Maqubela says didn't use husband's phone

2013-04-09 19:52

The murder-accused widow of acting judge Patrick Maqubela did not use his phone the day he was killed to call her co-accused, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Maqubela murder trial postponed

2013-04-03 14:04

The murder trial of acting judge Patrick Maqubela's wife and her co-accused has been postponed to next week due to illness.

Maqubela confronted policeman

2013-04-02 15:46

The wife of acting judge Patrick Maqubela confronted a policeman who allegedly blackmailed him with "compromising" pictures, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Expert: Signature on will looked different

2013-03-28 14:44

The signature on acting judge Patrick Maqubela's last will "stuck out like a sore thumb", the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Signature on Maqubela's will analysed

2013-03-27 17:13

If two signatures are identical, one of them is extremely likely to be a forgery, a handwriting analyst has told the Western Cape High Court.

 

Thandi Maqubela returns to court for sentencing

2014-02-20 08:20

The sentencing of Thandi Maqubela for the murder of her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, is expected to continue after she appointed a new defence team.

Maqubela back in court for sentencing

2014-02-17 07:06

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.

Xmas behind bars for Maqubela?

2013-12-05 18:25

Convicted killer Thandi Maqubela will hear next week whether she has been granted bail or will spend Christmas in Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town.

Maqubela to be sentenced in February

2013-11-20 13:06

Sentencing proceedings against convicted killer Thandi Maqubela have been postponed to February so that the defence can present expert evidence on sentencing.

Maqubela was vengeful, destructive - judge

2013-11-07 22:01

The Western Cape High Court Judge John Murphy says Thandi Maqubela was vengeful and destructive, after he found her guilty of murdering her husband acting Judge Patrick Maqubela.

Maqubela did not act like an innocent person, judge

2013-11-07 14:52

Thandi Maqubela's suspicious conduct around the time of her husband's death points to an unnatural cause of death, Judge John Murphy says.

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Thandi Maqubela, accused of killing her husband acting judge Patrick Maqubela, fainted in the Western Cape High Court on day three of her judgement.

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Maqubela capable of foul play, judge

2013-11-05 22:45

It is possible that Thandi Maqubela shrouded her dead husband's body with a sheet in his flat, Western Cape High Court Judge John Murphy says.

Judge: Maqubela knew husband was dead

2013-11-05 12:45

Thandi Maqubela created the impression that her husband was alive when she knew he was dead, Judge John Murphy has said during his judgment in the Western Cape High Court.

Maqubela killing could be financially motivated, judge

2013-11-04 21:43

A financial motive could possibly be linked to the premature death of acting Judge Patrick Maqubela, high court Judge John Murphy says.

Last-minute application delays Maqubela judgment

2013-11-04 12:13

Judgment in the murder trial of Thandi Maqubela has been delayed after her lawyer brought an application to re-open her case.

One minute murder plan improbable - defence

2013-10-09 07:15

Thandi Maqubela and her business associate Vela Mabena could not have planned her husband's murder in a 76-second phone call, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Maqubela's death unnatural - State

2013-10-07 23:31

Acting judge Patrick Maqubela's death was extremely unlikely to have been natural, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Judge to rule on Maqubela charges

2013-08-15 10:39

A Western Cape High Court judge is expected to rule whether to amend murder and forgery charges against the widow of acting judge Patrick Maqubela.

Maqubela lawyer wants more prep time

2013-08-06 14:23

The trial of Thandi Maqubela, accused of killing her acting judge husband Patrick Maqubela, has been postponed by the Western Cape High Court.

Pathologist testifies in Maqubela case

2013-07-24 20:14

A private pathologist has testified in the murder trial of the wife of acting Judge Patrick Maqubela in the Western Cape High Court.

Maqubela trial unexpectedly postponed

2013-04-22 19:02

The Maqubela trial has been postponed unexpectedly for a week, after the defence handed in a copy of a post mortem report from an independent pathologist.

Sex fax debated in Maqubela case

2013-04-17 21:03

A fax about sex sent to the Western Cape High Court administration during investigations into the death of acting judge Patrick Maqubela has taken centre stage in court.

Maqubela claims may have been followed

2013-04-15 22:12

Judge Patrick Maqubela's widow Thandi has denied she had her husband's cellphone, and suggested someone else, unknown to her, had the cellphone and was following her secretly.

Maqubela quizzed over phone calls

2013-04-10 22:18

Murder-accused widow Thandi Maqubela has been questioned about her movements and cellphone calls the day her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, died in 2009.

Maqubela trial hits snag

2013-04-09 14:41

The murder trial of acting judge Patrick Maqubela's wife has been delayed in the Western Cape High Court because evidence that came into question could not be found.

Maqubela's SMSes were not 'threatening'

2013-04-02 22:32

Text messages Thandi Maqubela sent to her husband on his extramarital affairs were not threatening, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Maqubela wanted revenge - State

2013-04-02 14:04

Acting judge Patrick Maqubela's wife wanted revenge after finding out about his extramarital affairs, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Will signature could be genuine - expert

2013-03-27 18:37

The signature on acting judge Patrick Maqubela's will is in all possibility not a forgery, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Judge was addicted to sex, court hears

2013-03-25 22:39

Acting judge Patrick Maqubela was diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder, a part of which was sex addiction, his widow Thandi Maqubela has told the Western Cape High Court.

 
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