Thandi Maqubela to hear her fate

2013-11-04 08:02
Thandi Maqubela (Picture: Sapa)

Thandi Maqubela (Picture: Sapa)

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Cape Town - Judgement is expected to be handed down in the trial of Thandi Maqubela in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Maqubela is charged with the murder of her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, as well as forgery and fraud.

Her co-accused, her business associate Vela Mabena, is charged with murder.

Patrick Maqubela's body was found in his apartment in Bantry Bay on 7 June 2009. The State alleges he was suffocated with a piece of clingwrap on 5 June.

On 8 October, Randall Titus, for Mabena, said she could not have planned the judge's murder in a 76-second phone call on Thursday 4 June 2009.

The State had remarked that a flurry of phone calls between Thandi Maqubela and Mabena the day of the acting judge's death was "suspicious".

Maqubela made short calls to Mabena at 08:27, 09:14, 09:41, 13:15 and 14:29. An SMS was also sent from the acting judge's phone to Mabena at 14:.27. It read: "Trying to get hold of you".

Titus said the calls were entirely consistent with a person calling to ask for directions, as was Mabena's version of events.

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