The Facebook rapist Thabo Bester and his partner Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s arrest in Tanzania is a great breakthrough in this case, however, there seems to be new twists and turns every day.
The recent arrest of Thabo Bester, also known as the “Facebook Rapist”, and his partner Dr. Nandipha has sent shockwaves throughout South Africa, so much so that interest for this story has spilled to internantional interest.
Thabo Bester was known for using social media platforms, including Facebook, to lure his victims into sexual encounters before assaulting them, he even killed one of the women that he had a relationship with. Dr. Nandipha, who was once a respected medical professional, was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting Bester in his crimes. The pair were seen shopping in Sandton, at a Woolworths store . . . which at a time was alarming, as Thabo Bester was said to have died in jail, in a prison fire. But alas . . . Thabo Bester was alive and well, enjoying his lavish lifestyle.
Dr. Nandipha’s arrest was a shocking development, as she was a respected medical professional who had worked hard to build a reputation for herself in the healthcare sector. It is alleged that she had knowledge of Bester’s criminal activities and actively helped him in his crimes.
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Dr Nandipha Magudumana played a pivotal role in the Thabo Bester escape from prison
At the time when the prison fire broke out, where Thabo Bester was said to have died, Dr Nandipha is the one that approached the prison, asking for his body to be released to her, as Thabo Bester customary wife.
We now know, that the body that burned was not Thabo Bester, and that Dr Nandipha couldn’t have been his customary wife, as she was still married to Dr Mkhuseli Magudumana at the time.
We also now know that the body that burned in that prison cell, was dead before it was placed . . . which sparks the question that everyone wants to know, whose body was it that was used as a decoy? The identity of the man that was burned beyond recognition is still unknown.
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Dr Nandipha’s father, alleged “mastermind” in Bester escape, charged with murder
Her 65-year-old father, Zolile Cornelius Sekeleni, is one of the defendants detained in relation to assisting and abetting fugitive Thabo Bester and Dr. Nandipha’s dishonor.
Sekeleni had previously expressed worries about his daughter’s safety and claimed not to know where she is, but he is now thought to be the suspected mastermind behind Bester’s daring escape from jail and the nation. He is accused of several offenses, including fraud, arson, assisting an escape, and murder.
Sekeleni was detained on April 7 at his Port Edward residence, while a 39-year-old former G4S employee connected to Bester’s escape was detained in Bloemfontein the next day. A representative for SAPS stated that both suspects were in court on April 11th in Bloemfontein Magistrates Court.
“I can confirm that the investigating team have evidence linking Dr Magudumana’s father and the former G4S employee to aiding and abetting the convicted prisoner to escape from lawful custody.”
SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe
The mother and brother of Dr Nandipha, who were apparently residing at her Hyde Park house just before Bester escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Facility, are also being sought by police, according to eNCA.
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana is also accused of stealing three unclaimed bodies from morgues in the Free State, one of which was used to simulate Bester’s death in custody.
Thabo Bester and Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, meanwhile, were allegedly detained on Friday night in Tanzania.
The pair, who allegedly had a traditional marriage, were detained together with a citizen of Mozambique as they attempted to enter Kenya.
Yoh . . . this story is a LOT!