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Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Images: Twitter/@chriselda-lewis.

WATCH LIVE: Home Affairs briefing on Dr Nandipha and Thabo Bester

Dr Nandipha Magudumana filed an urgent application to declare her arrest in Arusha unlawful. She also wants to be released from custody.

Dr Nandipha

Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Images: Twitter/@chriselda-lewis.

Department of Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to hold a media briefing regarding celebrity doctor Dr Nandipha Mgudumana’s urgent application to declare her arrest unlawful and her lover Thabo Bester’s ID and passport.

The briefing will take place at 10:00 on Monday, 22 May, in Pretoria, Gauteng.


The Department of Home Affairs said Motsoaledi would provide an update on the issuing of an ID to convicted criminal and rapist Thabo Bester, a South African passport that is going to be revoked, the urgent court application by Magudumana against the State and other matters.

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As previously reported by The South African, Magudumana is one of the suspects charged with aiding and abetting a criminal to escape from lawful custody.

Magudumana wants her “apprehension, arrest and abduction” in Arusha, Tanzania, on 7 April, her transportation to South Africa, and her local arrest to be undone.

Other parts of her application detail that the accused wants the court to set aside the current criminal proceedings against her in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court, and she wants to be discharged from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) custody.

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When she appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on 11 May, Magudumana opted not to apply for bail due to crucial evidence emerging. She and the other accused are expected back in court on 20 June.

The urgent application will be heard in the Bloemfontein High Court on Thursday, 25 May.

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