Convicted killer Maqubela applies for bail
Maqubela has petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal to reconsider her 3-year sentence for forgery and fraud.
CAPE TOWN - Thandi Maqubela's legal team has revealed she is also looking to have her three-year sentence for fraud and forgery reduced as she prepares to appeal her murder conviction.
Maqubela, who was found guilty in 2013 of killing her husband, acting Judge Patrick Maqubela, was granted leave to appeal her murder conviction in August this year.
Today her lawyers are applying for bail in the Western Cape High Court pending the outcome of her case in Bloemfontein.
She is serving an effective 18-year jail sentence.
Maqubela has petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein to reconsider her three-year sentence for forgery and fraud.
Her advocate, Thomas Tyler, told the court that the appeal judges will be asked to reconsider the three-year sentence, in the event that her appeal against her murder conviction is successful.
The SCA has yet to set a date for a hearing.
Tyler argued the Western Cape High Court should grant her bail as she awaits a decision on her appeal.
She was convicted of killing her husband in 2009.
However, there was no conclusive medical evidence to determine what caused his death.