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Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court dismissed an application on Thursday for the acquittal of Thandi Maqubela, who is on trial for the alleged murder of her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela.
The application was based on the grounds that the State had not made out a prima facie case against her and she therefore had no case to meet.
Judge John Murphy ruled the State had in fact made out a case against her.
The State alleges Maqubela and her co-accused Vela Mabena
suffocated Maqubela with cling-wrap in his Sea Point, Cape Town, apartment on June 5, 2009.
The widow then allegedly forged her dead husband's signature on a counterfeit will.
Maqubela and Mabena have both pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, fraud, and forgery. The defence claims the judge died of natural causes.
The case was postponed to October 13. - Sapa