Manhunt For Dangerous Fugitive Thabo Bester | Watch As Police Launch Surprise Attack On Hideout
The Johannesburg hideout mansion where fugitive convict Thabo Bester stayed before his second escape, has been stormed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and forensics.
In their determined pursuit of Bester, who escaped from jail in 2022, the police are currently searching for him and his girlfriend, celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana, who are currently on the run.
The cunning offender was sentenced to life in 2012 for the heinous murder of his girlfriend and the rape of two women.
After serving ten years in the Mangaung Correctional Centre (MCC), a privately-owned maximum security prison managed by multinational corporation G4S, Bester escaped and began living in luxury with Dr. Nandipha until their exposure by GroundUp last month.
Following their dramatic escape from their lavish R12 million Hyde Park mansion, the police forcefully entered the grand edifice to search for any evidence that might help them locate the fugitives, Thabo Bester and Dr. Nandipha.
According to eNCA’s report from the scene yesterday, the police had secured a search warrant for the luxurious Hyde Park residence, which is owned by real estate agency 4Tune Property Smiths.
Forensic officers, donning white hazmat suits and protective gear, entered the property and uncovered new information that will be made public at a later time.
The police officers arrived at the mansion at 2 pm and were accompanied by the property developer who owns the Hyde Park home.
Thabo Bester and Dr. Nandipha were forced to hastily pack their belongings and flee on March 27th, after discovering that their hideout had been exposed.
In their hurry to leave, they left clothes and jewelry scattered throughout the house.
The following day, Sunday Times reported that two moving trucks were spotted collecting their furniture and remaining possessions.
The scene was reminiscent of a movie, as the vans were escorted by men brandishing guns and wearing bulletproof vests.
They drove Mercedes-Benz vehicles outfitted with emergency lighting, while heavily-built guards resorted to physical violence, slapping individuals from the property developer who tried to take photographs.