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Media personality Moshe Ndiki and arrested celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana. Images via Instagram: @moshendiki, @drnandipha

‘They want to bury me alive’: Dr Nandipha’s chat with Moshe Ndiki

Moshe Ndiki posted his conversation with arrested doctor, Nandipha Magudumana, after the Thabo Bester prison break saga came to light.

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Media personality Moshe Ndiki and arrested celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana. Images via Instagram: @moshendiki, @drnandipha

Following news of celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana and her rapist-murderer partner Thabo Bester’s deportation to South Africa on Thursday, 13 April, Moshe Ndiki has revealed that the doctor wanted to discredit the publication that broke the Thabo Bester prison escape story.

In March this year,  GroundUp revealed that the man known as the “Facebook rapist” was not dead as it was initially reported in May last year. Bester had, in fact, staged his death in a fire that broke out in his cell at the Mangaung Correctional Centre in the Free State province.

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The publication had also reported that Magudumana had been seeing Bester for some years while he was in prison and had presented herself as his “customary law wife” to collect his remains after the fire.

Bester is notorious for luring young women, raping and robbing them under the guise of lucrative modelling jobs. One of his victims, Nomfundo Tyhulu, a car saleswoman who sold him a BMW in 2011 in Sandton, and who later dated the Facebook rapist, lost her life after he stabbed her to death in Cape Town at a bed and breakfast. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2012.

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Moshe Ndiki at Dr Nandipha’s clinic in 2020. Imag via Instagram: @drnandipha


Moshe — who is well-known for his role as Prince on the defunct Mzansi Magic telenovela, The Queen — took to Twitter, in the wake of Bester and Magudumana’s arrival in SA, to apologise for defending the doctor. The radio personality said that he was ashamed of his actions and regretted them more than a lot of things in his life.

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He also shared and deleted screenshots of his conversation with Magudumana the day the news broke. In them, the deregistered doctor thanks Moshe for defending her, saying the person behind the story wants to “bury her alive”.

In addition, she asked Moshe if they could “get Twitter bullies” to discredit Ground Up, subsequently labelling the publication “racist.”

“Mntase we need to fight Ground Up the story is malicious and is false. I want to know who is behind this.

“Are we able to get the Twitter bullies to stop this from going further?

“We need to attack Ground Up for their direct and racist reporting,” Magudumana said to Moshe.

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On Thursday, 13 April, Bester and Magudumana were brought back to South Africa after being on the run for a month. The couple was arrested in Tanzania on 7 April about 10km from the Kenyan border. With them was a Mozambican national, Zacharia Alberto, who is believed to have been their driver.

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Bester is currently detained at Kgosi Mampuru C-Max prison in Pretoria, while Magudumana is remanded in custody after her first appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Thursday.

National Police Commissioner, Fannie Masemola, detailed Magudumana’s charges: “The charges Magudumana will be facing is the aiding and abetting the escape [of Thabo Bester]. She will also be facing murder for a number of bodies that we did find in her possession. Also, violation of bodies and also fraud charges.”

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Magudumana will be back in court for her bail application proceeding on Monday, 17 April, with her father Zolile Cornelius Sekeleni. Sekeleni and a former G4S employee, Senohe Matsoara, face charges of arson for the fire in Bester’s cell, defeating the administration of justice, and fraud.

In addition, they were charged with the murder of the unknown man initially believed to be Bester, whose charred body was found in his prison cell.