Thabo Bester

Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie has predicted a hit on ‘Facebook Rapist’ Thabo Bester and his alleged accomplice Dr Nandi.
Images via Instagram: @drnandipha/ Twitter: @tom_motsepe

Thabo Bester, Dr Nandi: Gayton predicts their death as ‘cover up’

‘Dead people tell no tales’: Ex-con-turned-politician Gayton McKenzie has predicted a hit on Thabo Bester and his alleged partner Dr Nandi.

Thabo Bester

Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie has predicted a hit on ‘Facebook Rapist’ Thabo Bester and his alleged accomplice Dr Nandi.
Images via Instagram: @drnandipha/ Twitter: @tom_motsepe

Gayton Mckenzie – a former convict turned politician – has predicted the death of Thabo Bester, also known as the “Facebook Rapist,” and his alleged girlfriend, Dr Nandi, via a hit.

According to the Patriotic Alliance leader, who is also the mayor of the Central Karoo District, the duo will be “killed as a cover-up.”

Over the weekend, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed that Bester had faked his death and escaped prison in May 2022. A month later, he was spotted in a Sandton shopping mall.

He is currently still at large.

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Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, Gayton McKenzie shed light on how he believes Thabo Bester escaped from the Magaung Correctional Centre.

Gayton was once imprisoned for multiple crimes, including armed robbery. He also led a bombshell exposé about the underhanded dealings at the Grootvlei prison.

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He said: “I was in the prison next door, Grootvlei. But this one [Magaung] was bad on steroids, a hell hole”.

He added: “I’m not even shocked; it’s a long time coming. This might just be the match that lights the fire”.

Gayton claims that, like all prisons, Magaung is run by both authorities and inmates.  He said: “It is a coalition of the corrupt, the brutal, and the cunning”.

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The ex-con accused politicians, wardens, “powerful prisoners,” and wealthy people on the outside of being involved in Thabo Bester’s escape. He also accused the Department of Correctional Services of “covering up.”

He continued: “A lot of people are being paid for this. They are lying to South Africans. They know the truth.

“It is humanly impossible for Thabo Bester to have planned this by himself. They are covering up. Why are they not doing a roll call…where are the cameras?”

Gayton implored authorities to conduct lie detector tests for prison wardens who were on duty that night.

But when it comes to Bester and Dr Nandi, Gayton believes they will meet their demise from an orchestrated hit.

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He added: “This is how the story is going to end. They are going to kill them both; the Dr and Thabo Bester.

“The cops are not the only people looking for them. The people they have paid are also looking for them because dead people tell no tales”.


Meanwhile, in a Twitter thread on Monday, 27 March, Gayton McKenzie explained how Thabo Bester pulled off his elaborate plan.

According to GroundUp, Bester – convicted of rape and murder – allegedly fled the Magaung Correctional Centre with the help of celebrity aesthetics professional Dr Nandipha Magudumana, also known as Dr Nandi.

Gayton tweeted: “I was in jail for a decade and understand that system, rules, and its modus operandi.”

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Reflecting on the ordeal, he shared: “Something worse than an escape happened here; a murder took place. Firstly I must state as a fact that many, many people were involved in this plot; impossible that only those that have been mentioned so far are involved. The cover-up here is the second biggest crime.

Thabo Bester
Thomas Thabo Bester aka the ‘Facebook Rapist’ has allegedly been spotted in public. Images via Twitter

Gayton then went into detail  on;

Who was potentially involved…

“The cover-up couldn’t have happened without all three below-mentioned parties involved, politicians, prison officials, and police. You needed the involvement of all three; you cannot pull this off without all three parties.

The dead body

“The easiest part of this puzzle to partly solve is the dead body, what must be established quickly 1) Did they bring in an already dead person from outside? 2) Did they kill a prisoner? Very easy to establish this in a prison setup, do a roll call today

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“Both eventualities bring with it a lot more questions and widen the circle of people involved. Moving a dead person around in jail without cameras picking you up is virtually impossible.”

The fire

“The fire that was started was a contained fire; otherwise, the prison would have burned, and prisoners would have died of smoke inhalation. It happened in the past, and a lot of prisoners died. I’m mentioning it to show that this was planned by very smart people with huge knowledge.

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The getaway car

“You can escape from the prison building but still needs to get past the many guards at the gate, which are forced by law to search all cars, so Thabo must have left in the car of a senior official who might get away not being searched or the people at the gate were involved.

Whose key unlocked his cell?

“The inside of a jail consists of many gates. Those gates are manned by different wardens, each with a different key; only senior jail personnel have a master key that can open all gates. An investigation can show [who] signed out for the master key. The body and Thabo passed many gates.”

“The biggest cover-up happened the day after the escape; big money must have changed hands for the absolute silence and unwillingness to investigate deeply.”

Gayton also called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to convene a task team to investigate Bester’s case. He also offered to provide his intelligence for free.