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Tweeps are interested to see if Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Image via Twitter @Am_Blujay

Dr Nandipha’s lawyer confirms she fainted in custody [watch]

[WATCH] The lawyer of the disgraced doctor, Nandipha Magudumana has confirmed that she recently fainted in the holding cells.

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Tweeps are interested to see if Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Image via Twitter @Am_Blujay

Doctor, Nandipha Magudumana is supposed to be making her next appearance today (Wednesday, 11 October) at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court, however, her lawyer confirms that she has fainted and is currently held in the police holding cells.


Dr Nandipha Magudumana is supposed to be joining her boyfriend Thabo Bester on the dock for the first time today, EWN reported. However, speaking to the publication, her lawyer, confirmed that she is seemingly not feeling well and has recently fainted.

“I can confirm. She did faint. I got information that I should rush to the Park Road Police Station. I went there and upon my arrival, I was told to see her through some glasses which I obviously found to be really unacceptable,” Magudumana’s lawyer said.

“You are told your client has fainted and then you are refused direct access to see her. She is down in the police cells, in the basement. She’s on the floor. The conditions are appalling,” the lawyer added.

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Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Image via Twitter @AdvoBarryRoux


Dr Nandipha Magudumana is faced with several charges including defeating the ends of justice, fraud, corruption, abetting an inmate to escape from lawful custody, concealing an escaped offender, violating a corpse, aiding and arson.

She and 11 other co-accused are accused of assisting convicted killer and Facebook rapist Thabo Bester in his elaborate escape from the Mangaung Correctional Facility, where he was serving a life sentence.

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Earlier this year, Magudumana and Bester were arrested in Tanzania in possession of several passports with different names. At her last court appearance, Magudumama was denied bail after she was said to be a “definite flight risk” by Magistrate Estelle de Lange.

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