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Western Cape High Court Judge, Siraj Desai has described Najwa Petersen’s explanation around telephone...

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Western Cape High Court Judge, Siraj Desai has described Najwa Petersen’s explanation around telephone calls she made to her husband’s hitmen as ’far fetched’. <?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

Desai is expected to rule on Wednesday on Petersen’s application for leave to go to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Petersen is serving 28 years for the murder of her music icon husband, Taliep Petersen.

Her legal representative, Riaz Khan tried to convince Desai that his original judgement was incorrect and that Petersen should be allowed leave to appeal.

However, his arguments held no water with Desai who said his judgement took into account all the evidence and resoundingly found Petersen to be guilty as charged.

Desai said that Petersen’s reasons for the conspiratorial phone calls were merely to conclude diamond and money deals was irrational.