Murder accused widow re-arrested

2011-07-28 09:05

Murder-accused widow Thandi Maqubela, wanted by police after flouting her bail conditions, has been re-arrested.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed the arrest today.

Maqubela is one of two people accused of the 2009 killing of her husband, Patrick Maqubela in Cape Town.

Patrick, an acting judge at the time, was found wrapped in a sheet in his Bantry Bay flat with a pillow put over his face.

Eric Ntabazalila, NPA spokesperson in the Western Cape, said the widow was under police guard at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg.

Maqubela was on bail of R100 000 and failed to appear in a Cape Town court for her pre-trial conference on Monday.

Police then issued a warrant of arrest for her.

It is also understood that Maqubela moved from her home in Sandton, another breach of her bail conditions.

Her co-accused in the murder charge, Vela Mabena, who is also awaiting trial, is out on R20 000 bail.

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