Nandipha Magudumana

Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Image via Twitter/

Dr Nandipha could be sentenced to 40 years, says expert

An expert reveals that Thabo Bester’s accomplice Dr Nandipha Magudumana could be sentenced to 40 years behind bars.

Nandipha Magudumana

Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Image via Twitter/

A legal expert revealed to The Citizen that Facebook rapist Thabo Bester and his lover Dr Nandipha Magudumana could be deported to South Africa in two weeks. 

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The legal expert also revealed that Thabo Bester’s accomplice Dr Nandipha could be sentenced to 40 years behind bars. 

EWN reveals that a delegation, comprising of police, Interpol South Africa, Home Affairs, and Correctional Services officials are currently in talks with authorities in Tanzania about sending the duo back to South Africa since their arrests last Saturday, 8 April. 

The Bonnie and Clyde duo, together with a Mozambican national remain under heavy police guard at a local prison facility.

Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, National Spokesperson from the SAPS told Cape Talk: “Deportation will be faster, especially for Thabo Bester. The Tanzanian law provides that persons that are convicted and sentenced in another country can be deported if found illegally in Tanzania – and this is the case with Bester. However, we are at a stage where authorities need to prove that this is Bester”.

“We are not opting for extradition because it is a longer process. South Africa will have to initiate it and it will be longer proceedings and the risk of escape is greater”.

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ENCA reported that Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s father Zolile Cornelius Sekeleni was arrested on Friday, 7 April in his home in Eastern Cape.

The 65-year-old man and a former G4S employee Senohe Matsoara who were arrested over the weekend are the masterminds in aiding and abetting the convicted criminal Thabo Bester to escape from lawful custody.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Athlande Mathe told  IOL: “A 39–year-old former G4S employee and a 65-year-old man from Port Edward in the Eastern Cape are expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, following their arrest as investigations into the Thabo Bester escape from prison unfold.

“The multi-disciplinary team investigating Bester’s escape from the Mangaung Correctional Centre arrested the duo over the past weekend.

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