Court to hear feedback on Maqubela's mental state

2014-11-06 07:19

Cape Town - Thandi Maqubela, who was found guilty of killing her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, will appear in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.

The court was expected to hear feedback on her mental state.

Cape Town district surgeon Marianne Tiemensma recommended in a report that Maqubela be referred for observation.

Tiemensma had been asked to evaluate Maqubela's mental state for the purposes of finalising her sentencing. Her mental state during the criminal act and subsequent trial were not under evaluation.

Maqubela was found guilty of killing her husband in June 2009, despite not having conclusive medical evidence pinpointing a cause of death.

She was also found guilty of forging her husband's will.

  • Nkokhi Mluh Mlangeni - 2014-11-06 07:26

    Ofcos she was sane and sound but selfish

      Du Toit Grobler - 2014-11-06 07:55

      Sy sal hoogstens 'n OP kry en na 10 mnde vry wees - Foeitog

      Ann Murray - 2014-11-06 09:27

      I smell another Shabier Shaik type illness coming on ... Perhaps she may even beat his record.

  • Teko Mohaeka - 2014-11-06 07:33


  • Sifiso Myeni - 2014-11-06 07:44

    Judge Masipa...

  • Gabz Legae - 2014-11-06 07:45

    Aha! Money made her kill her husband I think she should be in jail by now there's nothing wrong with her, just avoiding jail.

  • Mariah Prudy Mahlangu - 2014-11-06 07:50

    They all have mental problem when they suppose to take their responsibility funny thing she was sober enough to forge the will unless she started to be mental stable after she was caught out. The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.

  • Jimbo SA - 2014-11-06 07:53

    Put her in a prison cell for 15years and do the "mental observation" while she does her sentence (without parole)

  • Lubabalo Booi - 2014-11-06 07:58

    They want t let this mastermind killer free now. Even those who killed Senzo Meyiwa, they will be free without a charge, mnxxxm South African law is disgusting and its a law without any direction.

  • Siviwe Mbuku - 2014-11-06 08:28

    Why is the ANCWL so quite or is because the victim is not a woman? Mhhh! just wondering.

      Leonard Tsolo - 2014-11-06 09:00

      well said Siviwe,anything that involves ANC is biased,inaccurate, corrupt and so and so.

  • Lwandiso Slovas Mtokwana - 2014-11-06 08:33

    i hope her mental state wont affect the sentence because when she commited she was nt insane i hope one day she wil get wat she did to mr maqubela

  • Sandy Lange - 2014-11-06 08:47

    This is getting ridiculous, Shabir Sheik, Jackie Selebi, Oscar Pistorius and now her. What is happening to our justice system

  • Thabo Shabangu - 2014-11-06 09:19

    she must be sentenced to life. There is too much killing in this country. It is madness, sheis greed and must pay.

  • Del Pearson - 2014-11-06 10:39

    Here we go again. Is the report going to show she is fatally ill so she can get off the sentence.

  • Inno Raseomane - 2014-11-06 11:20

    let De justice deal with De old lady before coming with the story because she was capable of what she has done

  • Ron Gomes - 2014-11-06 11:42

    She was sane enough to forge/alter her husband's will in her favour, sane enough to plan and execute the inhuman killing of the judge yet she's thought to be insane to face the consequences of her disheartening actions. wow! What a world we live in

  • Jack Patiswa - 2014-11-06 12:24

    If the likes of Oscar managed such a light then the same will happen to her unfortunately.

  • Brian Craig - 2014-11-06 15:56

    Seems trials are very dangerous to your health - everyone seems to develop mental illnesses at these "events"

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