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7 Nov 2013
4:37 pm

Maqubela guilty, Mabena acquitted

Thandi Maqubela was found guilty of the murder of her husband Patrick by the Western Cape High Court today.

“Accused number one [Thandi Maqubela] is found guilty and accused number two is found not guilty,” Judge John Murphy said.

Her co-accused Vela Mabena was acquitted on the basis that the State had not proved his involvement beyond reasonable doubt.

Murphy said the acquittal was based on a finding of “not proven” rather than “factual innocence”.

He also found Maqubela guilty of forging the will of her husband — an acting judge at the time of his death — and committing fraud by causing potential prejudice to his estate.

-Sapa

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