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Nandipha Magudumana has been dragged over her failed release bid.
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‘Not above the law’: Nandipha mocked over failed release bid

Money down the drain? Social media users are mocking Nandipha Magudumana who likely spent a small fortune to declare her arrest ‘unlawful’.

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Nandipha Magudumana has been dragged over her failed release bid.
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Nandipha Magudumana – Thabo Bester’s alleged co-conspirator – has been ordered to remain in police custody after her bid to have her arrest declared “unlawful” was dismissed.

To make matters worse, she’s also been instructed to pay the legal costs associated with the urgent application.

The decision was made in court on Monday, 5 June.

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According to Nandipha’s attorney Anton Katz, police and the Department of Home Affairs flouted several protocols based on international and constitutional law to bring her back.

This, he claimed constituted an “unlawful arrest”, which he believed warranted her immediate release.

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However, during the ruling on Monday, Judge Philip Loubser said: “I make the following order. The application is dismissed with costs, including the costs of two counsel who were so employed by respectively the first and third respondents and the sixth respondent.”

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Nandipha Maguduma – Thabo Bester’s co-conspirator – has hired the services of hot shot advocate Anton Katz. Images via LinkedIn: Anton Katz/ Instagram: @drnandipha

So, what next?

The celebrity aesthetics doctor is currently being detained at the Kroonstad Correctional Centre in the Free State. She and Thabo Bester will make her next court appearance on 20 June.

Alongside Bester, the glamorous doctor and five others face 16 criminal charges, including fraud, violating a body, corruption, arson, escaping from lawful custody, and defeating the ends of justice.

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On social media, many tweeps dragged the disgraced doctor over her failed legal bid.

@nathanudiza: “Babes really thought she would be sleeping in a king-size bed covered in Egyptian cotton tonight.”

@TendayiZinyama: “So, in short, a top international law advocate fails Dr. Nandipha Magudumana. Sorry nono”

@rickyntaita: “Nandipha – a woman who charmed all men in and outside South Africa with her beauty except Judge Loubser, who showed her flames.”

Here are more shady tweets…

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