Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester at 15 years and 36. Images via Twitter @Kutzov and @chriseldalewis

End of aliases: Home Affairs ‘issues’ Thabo Bester with SA ID card

The Department of Home Affairs has reportedly gifted Thabo Bester with a brand new South African identity document (ID) card.

Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester at 15 years and 36. Images via Twitter @Kutzov and @chriseldalewis

Sunday World reveals that “Facebook Rapist” Thabo Bester received a South African identity document (ID) card from the Department of Home Affairs to end the controversy surrounding his many aliases.

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The publication adds that a home affairs official visited the Kgosi Mampuru correctional centre last week, to hand over the South African ID to Thabo Bester.

Home Affairs minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi told parliament this week that the police conducted a DNA test on Bester and “that woman” claiming to be his mother and the results came back 99% positive. The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital also confirmed that Bester was born at the hospital health in 1986.

Motsoaledi said this week that Bester was registered through the “late registration of birth” process, which suggests he might have never had a birth certificate or ID card/green book before.

“We told you that Thabo Bester was identified because of the mother that gave birth to him in Chris Hani Baragwanath in 1986.”

“The process of late registration of birth is to get documents from hospitals where you were born, from crèches, Sunday schools and all over, and we give that document to a special tribunal at home affairs, which decides on the basis of such a document whether they give you a birth certificate and register your birth late.”

“DNA testing of Bester’s mother confirmed that he was indeed a native South African citizen who was born at the Chris Hani Baragwanath in Soweto,” adds the publication.

Though Motsoaledi did not reveal that officials visited the “Facebook Rapist” at Kgosi Mampuru to gift him a new SA ID, a source revealed to Sunday World: “Yes, they came here to end the doubt over Bester’s citizenship and real identity. We now know he is 100% South African.”

ENCA reported in April that Dr Aaron Motsoaledi revealed that Bester is legitimately South African, deserves an ID book and the department has determined the convicted rapist and murderer’s true identity.

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TshisaLIVE reported in April that convicted murderer Thabo Bester had up to 13 aliases which he used to lure young women and run a scam while serving a life sentence at Mangaung Correctional Centre.

His aliases included; Thomas Bester, Tom Bester, Tom Motsepe, Thabo Tom Bester, Tom Kelly, Thomas Kelly Bester, Thomas Berter, TK Nkwana, Robert, Thomas Kelly Young, Tommy William Kelly, Thomas Magagula, Thabo Magagula and Rufus Mahopo. 

As TK Nkwana: The Sunday Times revealed, Bester and Magudumana enjoyed “getaways” together while he was in prison and in the months before his escape.They spent several nights together in a boutique hotel 25km from the prison.

As Tom Motsepe: He ran a bogus events and production company, 21st Century Media, where he posed as the chairperson and attended via video call as he was apparently “in New York” at the time.

As Thomas K Bester: A Cape Town salon owner Nomaxabiso Xhotyeni told Sunday Times Bester introduced himself as “Thomas K Bester”, CEO of TV channel MTV Base, when he walked into her hair salon. 

As Tommy William Kelly: Dr Aaron Motsoaledi revealed  Bester was using an American passport with the name “Tommy William Kelly” when he got arrested in Tanzania.

As Robert: His childhood friends, whose identities were withheld were shocked when they discovered “Robert” was Thabo Bester.

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Images via Twitter @Am_Blujay