Thandi Maqubela to appear in Western Cape High Court for pre-sentencing

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Thandi Maqubela, who was convicted of killing her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, in June 2009, is set to appear in the Western Cape High Court today for pre-sentencing proceedings.

The court gave her more time to file papers against a court order that resulted in her share of her husband's estate being frozen.

Last Tuesday, Muhammed Kagee, lawyer for the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), asked the court for an interim order to be extended until 18 November.

The AFU obtained a provisional restraint order last month and is seeking to strip Maqubela of her share which is believed to be worth around R7.2 million

This was on the grounds that her share constitutes the "proceeds of unlawful activities".

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

She is currently being held at Cape Town’s Pollsmoor Prison until the sentencing procedures.

Photo caption: AWAITING SENTENCING... Thandi Maqubela, who was convicted of killing her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, in June 2009.