Pathologist testifies in Maqubela case

2013-07-24 20:14

Johannesburg - A private pathologist testified in the murder trial of the wife of acting Judge Patrick Maqubela in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, reported the SABC.

Professor Gert Saayman, who heads forensic medicine at the University of Pretoria, testified in defence of Thandi Maqubela and her business associate Vela Mabena, who are charged with his murder.

During the last court proceedings in April, Saayman said natural causes could not be ruled out in Maqubela's death.

"I am not in a position to exclude natural causes. They cannot be excluded," he said.

Saayman continued testifying on this point on Wednesday.

The judge was found dead in his bed at his Bantry Bay apartment on 5 June 2009.

Thandi and her co-accused have pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Thandi also pleaded not guilty to forging her husband's signature on his will and fraudulently presenting it at the Johannesburg office of the Master of the High Court.

  • Willow Segole - 2013-07-24 21:35

    Things that people go through for money,this is called extreme measures.I wonder how much is in his will

      OzzyInSA - 2013-07-24 22:10

      The inherited money has already been 'moved' off-shore when Maqubela's daughter moved to London and took it with her.

      Willow Segole - 2013-07-24 22:12

      thanks @Ozzy for the info

      Duma Buntu Maqubela - 2013-07-25 12:58

      The money is with a company called Veritas BOE based in Gautebg, not in London. The Master of the Justice Dept oversees this. I hope this answers your question.

      Vmesh Memla - 2013-07-25 14:13

      Maqubela ...... Any relations to the deceased?

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