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Maqubela sentencing postponed

Maqubela's case has been postponed until Thursday because she's appointed a new legal team.

Convicted killer Thandi Maqubela chats to her legal team on 17 February 2014. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Prosecutors are concerned after yet another delay in the sentencing of convicted killer Thandi Maqubela.

Maqubela's case has been postponed until Thursday because she's appointed a new legal team.

Last year, she was found guilty of killing her husband, acting Judge Patrick Maqubela, whose dead body was discovered in his Bantry Bay apartment in 2009.

It's believed he'd been suffocated with cling-wrap.

Prosecutor Bonnie Currie-Gamwo says this is the third postponement since Maqubela was convicted in November.

"You'll recall that right at the beginning, we could not even put the charges [against her] because she kept changing her legal representative. We have now concluded we have the conviction and once again there's a delay at the point of sentencing."

Maqubela will now have to give the Western Cape High Court assurances she has enough money to pay her new lawyers.

She has been in custody since being convicted of her husband's murder.