Pietermaritzburg woman (25) convicted of husband's (60) murder

By Drum Digital
08 December 2014

Pietermaritzburg woman Thenjiwe Griffiths, 25, was convicted by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday of the murder and robbery of her 60-year-old husband, Alan.

The couple had been married for just eight months.

Alan's body was found in the veld next to a road near Estcourt. He had been strangled and beaten.

Thenjiwe allegedly arranged for the killers to pose as hitch-hikers on the road near Colenso that she and her husband were to use on January 20, 2006.

Judge Rishi Seegobin was delivering his judgment when the power went out. It was too dark to continue and Seegobin said he intended to give reasons for his decision on Tuesday morning.

He ordered that she be kept in custody. She had been out on bail.


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