MORE people could be arrested in connection with the murder of acting judge Patrick Maqubela as the investigation gets into top gear.
Speculation though that one of the alleged killers may turn state witness, leading to more arrests, has not been confirmed by the police.
Since the arrest last week of Maqubela's widow Thandi, 55, and a 45-year-old man alleged to be a doctor, there have been unconfirmed reports that a woman who was involved in the plot might become a state witness. This, it is alleged, would assist with further arrests.
"I cannot rule out further arrests, all I can say is that the investigation is continuing. I will not reveal any further details than that," said Cape Town police spokesperson Andre Traut.
Thandi and her co-accused are being held at Caledon Square police station and will appear in the Cape Town magistrate's court today.
Maqubela was found dead in his Sea Point house last June. A post-moterm raised suspicions of foul play and a murder investigation led to Thandi's arrest nine months later. Thandi is well known in business circles.