A Look At Former G4S Guard Senohe Matsoara’s Lavish Lifestyle After Helping Thabo Bester Escape From Prison
As the net closes in for convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester, Senohe Matsoara, a former G4S employee assigned to guard the correctional facility where the former escaped was also arrested.
Matsoara, along with Cornelius Sekeleni, Dr. Nandi’s father, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Tuesday facing charges related to Bester’s escape.
In addition to allegedly helping in the audacious escape, the pair are also accused of arson for setting fire to Bester’s cell, as well as charges of defeating the administration of justice and fraud.
The duo is also charged with the murder of an unidentified man whose charred remains were discovered in Bester’s prison cell, apparently as a means of covering up his escape.
Matsoara allegedly reported for duty on a day he was not scheduled to work.
Interestingly this was also the day that Thabo Bester made his escape from Mangaung Correctional Centre.
Matsoara was terminated from his position due to his involvement in assisting Thabo in his jailbreak.
Senohe Matsoara’s Lavish Lifestyle After Thabo Bester’s Prison Escape
Matsoara’s former colleagues at G4S claim that he lived a lavish lifestyle both before and after Bester’s escape, which would not have been possible with a monthly salary of between R15,000 and R18,000.
In January 2022, Senohe Matsoara posted a certificate from the Volkswagen Menlyn dealership congratulating him for purchasing a “beautiful Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0” on his Facebook page.
He bought the car which costs more than R500,000 immediately after being suspended for his alleged involvement in Bester’s escape in September.
He also took to his Facebook page and “listed” himself as the richest man in SA, alongside Johan Rupert and Patrice Motsepe.
His social media posts showcased his luxurious lifestyle, including frequent travel to extravagant destinations – a lifestyle he had not been able to afford before Thabo Bester’s escape.