Former Miss Rwanda Exposes Thabo Bester And Dr. Nandipha’s Attempt To Entice Her To Cape Town For A Fake $3m Netflix Gig
Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi has disclosed how Thabo Bester, known as the Facebook rapist, and Dr. Nandipha Magudumana attempted to entice her to Cape Town with a bogus presenting opportunity on a Netflix show, promising a salary of $3 million per year.
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Mutesi, who is also an entrepreneur, further revealed that the phony show would have featured reality TV personality Kylie Jenner and musician Drake.
The offer came through Arum Holdings, with Magudumana listed as CEO and Bester (using the pseudonym TK Nkwana) as chairman.
After reading about Bester in the media, Mutesi took to Twitter to share her experience and revealed that she had received an invitation to travel to South Africa last September for a supposed $3 million deal.
“To the few that know me very well know that I am an introvert but very big at networking because I believe that your network is your net worth. So last year, I received an invitation to go to SA as a possible candidate to host a Netflix show alongside Kylie J & Drake,” said Mutesi.
Mutesi became suspicious and questioned why they had chosen her, to which the company responded that they needed an East African for the show, and she fit the desired profile.
Despite her initial excitement over the opportunity, Mutesi remained skeptical. While the deal would have given her a significant platform to showcase her potential, it would have also entailed a three-year contract with an annual salary of $3 to $4 million, IOL reports.
“As a hustler that believes in the holy Bible, my instincts told me to look through it with a fine tooth comb. I requested the company profile, official invitation, and hotel booking, and presented it to authorities to seek advice and help me to know how legit it was.
“The due diligence was done and I was advised not to go because everything found about the company was screaming scam,” said Mutesi.
Mutesi also expressed her gratitude to the Rwandan Embassy in South Africa for intervening and saving her from the unknown intentions of the duo.
She further urged young people in the limelight and those aspiring to be in the public eye to conduct thorough research on all the opportunities presented to them, to avoid falling prey to such schemes.
“Dear young ones, especially those in the limelight, as you are out here fending for yourself, please be vigilant about whoever presents an opportunity to you. Not all that glitters is gold. There are crooks out here with cognitive empathy without compassion. Always seek advice. Stay safe y’all,” said Mutesi.
Bester and his girlfriend Magudumana are currently in custody after being extradited from Arusha, Tanzania, where they were arrested just over a week ago. They remain detained in South Africa.