Griffiths: Case postponed until May

2012-02-08 00:00

THE murder trial of Thenjiwe Griffiths (29) has been postponed until May 21 in the high court in Pietermaritzburg.

Griffiths is charged with the kidnapping and murder of her husband, Allan Griffiths (60), and with staging a hijacking to cover up the murder.

His body was found in long grass next to a district road in the Colenso area in January 2006.

The state alleges that soon after his marriage to Thenjiwe Griffiths in April 2005, her husband (an alcoholic) had consulted his attorney about divorcing her. He had also approached a magistrate to obtain a domestic violence interdict against her.

The state maintains her motive for murdering him was to inherit half of his estate, which was due to her as a result of the fact that they were married in community of property.

Griffiths has pleaded not guilty.

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