Dr. Nandipha’s Father Melts Hearts In Court With Touching Gestures To Comfort His Tearful Daughter
The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court was filled with mixed emotions after Zolile Cornelius Sekeleni, Dr. Nandipha’s father, touched many hearts with his poignant actions towards his daughter on Monday.
The 65-year-old father was caught on camera consoling his weeping daughter by gently patting her and assisting her in sitting up and down when the judge entered the courtroom.
Sekeleni’s actions towards his daughter have gained attention on social media, with some South Africans commending him for being an exceptional father, despite the accusations against them.
A Tragic Family Fair
The two stood before the court for allegations associated with aiding Thabo Bester, a convicted rapist, and murderer, in his escape from the Mangaung Correctional Center, a maximum security prison, in May last year.
Although some people have condemned him for failing at his duties as a father, which led to the charges, many still believe that his actions in court show a loving and supportive father.
Sekeleni was granted bail of R10,000, while his daughter, Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, remains in custody.
Dr. Nandipha’s father initially appeared in court charged together with a former G4s employee Senohe Matsoara for murder regarding the charred body that was found in Bester’s cell.
The National Prosecuting Authority withdrew the murder charge against Sekeleni, leaving him with charges of defeating the ends of justice, aiding and abetting a prisoner to escape, and fraud in the Bester prison saga.
Twitter Weighs in on Supportive Father
The video of Sekeleni’s gestures towards his daughter has melted the hearts of many South Africans who have been struggling with the current events happening in the country.
Some have acclaim that this is a reminder that there is still love and support in the world, even during trying times.
Watch the video below.
“What A Sweet Dad” – Dr. Nandipha’s dad warms hearts in court pic.twitter.com/4dvUaVmi79
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