Najwa Petersen looked suspiciously "normal" only hours after her husband Taliep's funeral, one of Taliep's sisters told the Cape high court yesterday.
And she did not give a convincing answer when asked whether she was involved in the theatre personality's murder, Ma'atoema Groenmeyer said.
Groenmeyer was giving evidence in the trial of Najwa and three men the widow is alleged to have hired to kill her husband Taliep on the night of December 16 2006.
Groenmeyer, who said she had had a close and loving bond with Najwa, told the court that about two weeks after the killing she asked Najwa what happened that night.
Najwa told her she woke to see a man with a gun pointed at Taliep's head and that she gave the robbers money from a safe.
The last time she saw Taliep alive, she told Groenmeyer, he was being forced to kneel in the family's television room. - Sapa