Police confirm additional charge in judge murder case

2010-06-08 13:41

The wife of murdered acting judge Patrick Maqubela is facing an

additional charge of fraud for allegedly forging her husband’s signature, Cape

Town police confirmed today.

Thandi Maqubela and her co-accused, Vela Mabhena, face a charge of

murder for the acting judge’s slaying a year ago.

Police have not specified how this fraud was committed but it is

believed it is related to the judge’s will.

Police have described the new charge as a dramatic development, in

which Thandi Maqubela is accused of forging the judge’s signature on a


Judge Maqubela’s body was found in his Bantry Bay flat on Cape

Town’s lavish Atlantic Seaboard.

The two are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on

August 3, when the prosecution team is expected to present the accused with the



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