New Details Emerge In Thabo Bester’s Victim Case: Pathologist Says Bereng Lived For Hours After Being Attacked
According to the post-mortem report of Katlego Bereng Mpholo, who was discovered deceased in the cell of convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester on May 3rd, 2022, the cause of death was a blunt force trauma to the head.
The report further indicates that Bereng was smuggled into the cell and subsequently burnt. The incident occurred at Mangaung Correctional Services.
This, according to News24, “strongly suggests that he was murdered.”
An unnamed pathologist disclosed to the media that based on the autopsy results of Bereng, it was apparent that he had survived for several hours after the blunt force injury.
The pathologist further stated that if Bereng had received immediate medical attention, he could have potentially survived.
According to the report, Bereng experienced bleeding on his brain. The pathologist said Mr. Bereng had bled within the cranial cavity, leading to pressure being applied onto his brain, ultimately resulting in his death.
A News24 source claimed that authorities suspect that celebrity doctor, Nandipha Magudumana, and her co-accused believed that the evidence of blunt force trauma on Bereng’s body would be erased by the fire.
“It is hard to understand why Dr. Nandipha would have deliberately chosen Katlego’s body, which showed signs of having been murdered if she was just looking for a decoy body,” the source said.
According to a report by Ground Up published on Tuesday, Senohe Matsoara, a G4S employee who was apprehended for aiding and abetting Thabo Bester’s daring prison escape, is believed to have had a connection with Bereng.
A source who spoke to the publication said Matsoara and Bereng frequented a local tavern in Mangaung, as they lived around the block from each other.
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services heard in an affidavit by Integritron Integrated Solutions – which provided surveillance of the Mangaung Correctional Centre – that CCTV technician Teboho Lipholo said that there was a plan to kidnap someone for the escape.
According to a translator tasked with assisting Lipholo to take a polygraph test, he said individuals named “Motsi and Sethlabi” were “also planning to kidnap the person outside the prison and help the plan to escape so Sethlabi and Motsi they are the ones [who] brought the dead body”.