Maqubela's leave to appeal application postponed

2015-07-14 11:56
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Cape Town - Thandi Maqubela’s application for leave to appeal her conviction and 18-year jail term was postponed without her making an appearance in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

The widow’s lawyer, Advocate Thomas Tyler, told News24 the State and defence had agreed to postpone the application provisionally until August 21.

The court is currently in recess.

Maqubela was found guilty and sentenced to an effective 18 years in jail for the murder of her husband, Western Cape High Court acting Judge Patrick Maqubela.

He was found dead on his bed in his Sea Point flat on June 5 2009, apparently a day after saying he wanted a divorce.

She was also found guilty of forging her husband’s will and committing fraud by causing potential prejudice to his estate.

During her sentencing in March, the court said Maqubela had lacked empathy and had shown no remorse for her actions.

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