Slain judge's widow arrested

2011-07-29 08:40

Johannesburg - The murder-accused widow of slain acting judge Patrick Maqubela, Thandi Maqubela, has been arrested after failing to appear in court, police said on Friday.

"She was arrested and she's currently in a hospital in Johannesburg under police guard," Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

"She will appear in court once she is discharged."

City Press reported on its website that she was at Helen Joseph hospital.

Van Wyk could not say if the police had traced her to the hospital or if she had been arrested elsewhere and taken there.

It was not clear why she was in hospital.

Maqubela was found dead in his luxury Bantry Bay, Cape Town flat in June 5, 2009. His wife was arrested at her Sandton home in March last year, following allegations that he had been poisoned.

A warrant of arrest was issued for her on Monday after she failed to appear in court for an enquiry into her legal representation.

The judge scheduled a further pre-trial conference for August 8, and ordered Legal Aid authorities to report to him urgently on the possibility of providing Maqubela with legal representation at State expense.

  • Mdavu-zn - 2011-07-29 08:46

    At the end you'll find out that she's conected to the death of her husband. The same person who trusted her out of millions of ladies out there. Women!!!

      Mdavu-zn - 2011-07-29 10:07

      LOL i'm sure it's ladies those are pointing their thumbs down. That's how excactly they do it when they want their husbands killed (THUMBS DOWN).

      Flee - 2011-07-29 14:05

      Sorry to say but she Killed her hubby cause he found out that she is a MAN. Sheesh these men... LOL

  • whatno - 2011-07-29 08:49

    We will just have to wait and see how everything unfolds. A bit like a TV Soap

  • Ann - 2011-07-29 08:52

    Well done for tracking her down! It's quite amazing to see this woman's face. In every video shoot of her on TV she is wearing enormous sunglasses and keeps her head down. This story that she is suffering from depression sounds just like Shrien Diwani's story. It looks as though they are both as guilty as hell and just do not have the backbone to stand up to take their just punishment.

      Toni - 2011-07-29 09:06

      Yes she is keeping her head down because of culture, that's why she is wearing something black on her head. It is an omen for a woman who has 'just' lost her husband to keep her head up and look people in the eyes. A beautiful woman though with greed.

      IC1 - 2011-07-29 11:07

      @Ann, well the "I am deathly ill" trick worked for "Shabby Snake" didn't it? He's out and about having a jol, She and Shrien Diwani learnt a good trick.

      OzzyInSA - 2011-07-29 11:37

      @Ann, she is not suffering from depression at all. She supposedly has heart problems. That came out last year.

      Ann - 2011-07-29 12:34

      @Ozzyln SA - I am only writing what I heard on the radio/TV. Point is she is faking in order to not have to face the music! Don't pick the fly sh*t out of the pepper man!

      OzzyInSA - 2011-07-29 13:39

      @Ann, do not believe everything you read or hear on TV. And how do YOU know she is faking? Are you a doctor? Interesting the police are not saying that they had her under guard since MONDAY evening and only waited until now to say she is under guard. That smell of rotting fish may not be coming from the accused as everyone is quick to jump on. As I said, do not believe what you read and hear.

  • biskit - 2011-07-29 08:58

    She loved his money ...not him

      William - 2011-07-29 09:09

      Is n't women their speciality when they marry you to check how much money you have and how you will be building her empire. The way some women are morons; they kill you for your money and start dishing out your money to a skunk from the gutter. I really do not understand why women can be so stupid. This one for sure was trying to cash in unfortunately she failed. Same as the one who killed Mathata Tsedu's son. You struggle alone to survive and marry a lousy piece of nonsense in the name of love and o feletsa o kuma mmu.I would understand if her husband was abusive and cheating but the bit***h was just greedy. Let her rot in jail.

      Mapunapuna - 2011-07-29 09:50

      How do you know?

      ZA_R - 2011-07-29 10:16

      @William, Who hurt u? Need LOVE therapy

  • Grant - 2011-07-29 09:10

    Shabir Shaik has set the most frustrating legal precedent - everybody criminal is at it. What illness is Malema going to come up with?

      vusi22 - 2011-07-29 13:16

      Mr Malema is a comedian

      zaatheist - 2011-07-29 15:42

      Mental illness perhaps!

      SYLVERSTAR - 2011-07-29 15:51


  • Riley786 - 2011-07-29 09:30

    Hi People quite strange dont know the people are judging her like everyone is God. Thanks Toni for the culture tip. God show mercy and people remain ruthless whether judging or conspire to or murder. Very sad...why humans chase and love money so much.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-29 09:35

    Eish, its cold...

      WoW - 2011-07-29 10:13

      very cold, stru

  • Sisie - 2011-07-29 09:52

    So she is doing the "Shabir Shaik" already!

      SYLVERSTAR - 2011-07-29 15:54


  • RobinHood - 2011-07-29 09:58

    It's an open and shut case.....

  • Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-07-29 10:08

    From the first day the lady spoke about her husband's death I could smell a huge ,fat ,overweight rat bigger than the one I saw in Alexandra township the other day...

  • Mgayi - 2011-07-29 10:39

    Had she married Judge Motata , his drunk driving case would have been over by now

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-07-29 10:40

    Bet she got arrested when her dress got stuck in the fence trying to cross the border !! She will now plead insanity and the case will be draged out for 5 to 8 years !!

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-29 11:49

      Insanity indeed...Anyone trying to leave this " beautiful country " must be insane !

  • Enigma - 2011-07-29 10:48

    Bloody Najwa Peterson.They should share a cell together. Sies man!

  • skeelo - 2011-07-29 11:32

    another way to show you that woman are not as inocent as they may seem, in fact up to 98% of woman fall in love with your money not you, if you dont agree think deep and see if you will stay with your husband if he is flat broke unlike us man who take you from the gettos just for you to come kill us for our money that we promise to give you after we pass on, our will is now our death certificate. damm i hate woman

  • OhbiZz - 2011-07-29 13:08

    Depressed or not..the lady has breached her bail conditions and as such Bail must be withdrawn and she must be kept in custody where she can whisked to court whenever she is needed there. Besides, many people are likely to suffer depression if facing a murder charge...but she must still appear and tender her defence in court

  • vusi22 - 2011-07-29 13:14

    Thats why im single

  • virtualv - 2011-07-29 13:50

    wow, some hatred towards woman here.. shame guys.. all been heart broken.. maybe if you where good men you would find good woman?

      SYLVERSTAR - 2011-07-29 16:00

      We do have "good" women. This one is a "black widow" woman

  • virtualv - 2011-07-29 13:50

    however, killing your husband.. kinda ill already?

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