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Dr Nandipha Magudumana seen in deep prayers during court procedures. Image: Twiiter @@pmcafrica

‘Unwell’ Nandipha Magudumana collapses ahead of court appearance

Dr Nandipha Magudumana was reportedly dragged out of prison despite her ill health and collapsed at the holding cells.

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Dr Nandipha Magudumana seen in deep prayers during court procedures. Image: Twiiter @@pmcafrica

Disgraced celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana has reportedly collapsed at the Parkroad Police Station holding cells.

Magudumana is expected to appear with her lover Thabo Bester and ten others at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.


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.

According to Newzroom Afrika, Magudumana’s lawyers indicated that she is unwell and arrangements were made for her to appear virtually.

Speaking to the news channel, the doctor’s lawyer Mchini Motloung said she was brought from Parkroad Police Station to the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court holding cells.

Motloung said accused persons fall ill whether they are out on bail or in custody.

“She is not well, she is literally on the floor. I don’t even want to divulge any information that might further humiliate her…She is being treated in the most inhumane manner just because she is Dr Nandipha Magudumana,” her lawyer said.

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Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, through her legal representatives, has penned a letter alleging abuse. Image: X@AdvoBarryRoux

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In September, Magudumana applied for bail at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court which was denied.

The 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 escape and could facilitate another escape if she wants to.

De Lange said Magudumana did not satisfy the court that her release on bail was 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 refused,” she said.