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Inside Nandipha Magudumana’s Kroonstad prison cell.
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Prison palace? Inside Nandipha’s hospital wing cell [video]

Special treatment? The public was given a look inside Nandipha Magudumana’s ‘cell’ at the Kroonstad prison hospital wing.

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Inside Nandipha Magudumana’s Kroonstad prison cell.
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The Department of Correctional Services has reportedly denied allegations that Thabo Bester’s co-accused, Nandipha Magudumana, is receiving “special treatment” behind bars.

The aesthetic doctor is being held at the hospital division of the  Bizzah Makhate prison in Kroonstad. But according to the department, this is for her own good.

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Earlier this week, the National Commissioner of Correctional Services Makgothi Thobakgale gave media representatives a walkabout of both Nandipha and Thabo Bester’s prison surroundings.

While Nandipha is reportedly kept in comfort at the hospital wing, Bester is held in complete isolation at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.

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Inside the Kroonstad hair and beauty salon Nandipha Magudumana frequents. Images via Twitter: @chriseldalewis

But following claims that Magudumana was given “special treatment” by not being housed with other offenders, Thobakgale revealed the real reasons why.

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In a clip posted on social media, the public are given a glimpse at the Kroonstad prison hospital, where the celebrity doctor is kept in custody.

Thobakgale said: “The purpose is to isolate her, control her movement. To make sure she does not have interaction [with others] or access to cellphones.”

The commissioner claimed that Magudumana is given the same diet as other offenders and no preferential treatment.

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While authorities claim Nandipha is being kept under “high security” conditions, social media users are unconvinced.

Here’s what tweeps had to say after getting a glimpse of her “cell.”

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@JCKAUNDA: “This is home arrest.”

@MrNaturesdrip: “This looks like a hospital she is living large”

@ModisakengMusa: “What’s up with this girl and being treated special?”