Nandipha Magudumana bail

A friend of Nandipha Magudumana has described the woman linked to Thabo Bester as a ‘demon’.
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BREAKING: Dr Nandipha Magudumana denied bail – Here’s why

The court found that disgraced celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana is a flight risk and therefore denied her bail.

Nandipha Magudumana bail

A friend of Nandipha Magudumana has described the woman linked to Thabo Bester as a ‘demon’.
Images via Instagram: @drnandipha

Disgraced celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana has been denied bail by the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court.

Magudumana applied for bail and the matter was heard for two days in the same court last week.


As previously reported, Magudumana was arrested in Arusha, Tanzania with her partner convicted criminal and rapist Thabo Bester. They were deported to South Africa earlier in April.

She is accused of fraud, defeating the ends of justice, violating a body, aiding and abetting an inmate to escape from lawful custody, corruption and arson.

Magudumana abandoned her  bail application in May this year and launched a court bid to have her arrest declared unlawful. In July, the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein dismissed Magudumana’s application for leave to appeal an earlier ruling on the legality of her arrest and deportation to South Africa.

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Delivering the judgement on Monday, 11 September, Magistrate Estelle de Lange said evidence indicates that Magudumana is a flight risk and that bail conditions will not be enough to make her stand her trial. If she is released she will have more means to help her lover Bester to escape and could facilitate another escape if she wants to.

De Lange said Magudumana did not satisfy the court that her release on bail is in the interest of justice.

“When she left, she knew she wouldn’t come back. The evidence points that she left the country voluntarily. I find she is definitely a flight risk, and there are no bail conditions to limit this risk. She didn’t satisfy the court that she should be released. Therefore the bail application is denied,” she said.

In her bail application, Magudumana claimed that she was force by Bester to flee South Africa and said she was defenceless, helpless and had no one to report the incident to.

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Nandipha Magudumana was roasted for allegedly having a declining hairline. Image via X @Am_Blujay

The matter was postponed to 11 October for further investigation.

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