“Is She Going To Walk Away Free?| This Is How The State Intends To Proceed With Dr. Nandipha’s Case If She Wins Her Urgent Court Application On Abduction Claims
Despite the State’s unwavering belief that Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s latest court application is founded upon significant misrepresentation and dishonesty, there is an awareness that law enforcement authorities are making preparations to rearrest her through a new warrant if her application succeeds.
Dr. Nandipha is accused of allegedly helping her rapist killer boyfriend Thabo Bester escape from prison.
Magudumana filed an urgent application earlier this month, alleging that her arrest was unlawful and that she was subjected to being “blindfolded” by the South African police during the apprehension alongside Bester.
She argued that as a result, the criminal proceedings against her hold no legal validity.
According to News24, Dr. Magudumana, who is accused of falsely claiming multiple bodies to assist Bester in faking his own death, will be represented by renowned international law advocate Anton Katz SC during her pursuit for immediate release on Thursday.
Despite the State’s firm belief that Magudumana’s application is based on serious misrepresentation and dishonesty, it has been reported that law enforcement authorities are preparing to rearrest her on a new warrant in the event that her application succeeds.
Shibiri, like Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in a previous press conference, maintains that Magudumana and Bester were legally deported from Tanzania, where they had sought refuge following Bester’s confirmed escape from the high-security Mangaung Correctional Centre.
“Deportation is a unilateral act of the deporting State. The government of Tanzania was within its rights to deport Bester and [Magudumana] in accordance with its law. In this instance, South Africa was preliminarily engaged to ascertain the country of origin. The process was purely a deportation.”