Thabo Bester Prison Break| Dr Nandipha’s Father Charged With Murder
As the Thabo Bester’s prison escape case continues, Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s father, Zolile Sekeleni, will remain jailed until 17 April.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) arrested Sekeleni on 7 April in Port Edward, the day his daughter Nandipha was caught in Tanzania.
Senohe Matsoara, another accused person in the matter, was also nabbed on 8 April in Bloemfontein.
Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s Father Charged
Matsoara is a former prison warden at Mangaung Correctional Centre.
The two appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges relating to Bester’s escape from Mangaung Correctional Centre in May 2022.
News24 reports that Dr Nandipha’s father, who is also charged with murder, would remain in custody after the case was postponed:
“The case against Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s father, Zolile Sekeleni (left), and a former G4S employee, Senohe Matsoara, has been remanded until 17 April. Both men will remain in custody until then. They are accused of aiding and abetting #ThaboBester escape.”
The two were not asked to plead.
Yesterday, police confirmed the arrest of Matsoara, 39, who is a former G4S employee and Sekeleni, accused of masterminding the 2022 prison escape of Thabo Bester.
Last year, the Facebook Rapist faked his death through a fire incident at Mangaung Correctional Centre. He was whisked out of his cell and swapped with an unidentified body, which was then charred when the cell mattress was burnt down to stage the hoax.
It was only revealed by GroundUp last month that Thabo Bester is alive after a 2022 picture of him shopping in Sandton with Dr Nandipha emerged.
After their cover was blown, Bester and Dr Nandipha fled from their rented Hype Park mansion and were caught in Tanzania en route to Kenya on 7 April.
A South African delegation led by SAPS Deputy National Commissioner Lieutenant General Tebello Mosikili is currently engaging Tanzanian authorities to finalise all legal processes required to bring Bester, Dr Nandipha and their Mozambican aide back to South Africa.