ARTICLES RELATING TO VELA MABENA

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

 

Maqubela judgment postponed

2013-11-06 20:59

Judgment in the murder trial of Thandi Maqubela has been postponed by the Western Cape High Court, because she was suffering from vertigo.

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 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.

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.

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.

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