In a significant breakthrough, Thabo Bester, a fugitive convicted murderer and rapist, has reportedly been arrested in Tanzania. Bester had escaped from the privately managed Mangaung Prison in Bloemfontein with alleged inside help. Police Minister Bheki Cele and Justice Minister Ronald Lamola are expected to update the nation on the details surrounding Bester’s capture soon.
Bester’s partner, Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, a celebrity doctor, is also on the run with him. The couple reportedly tried to cross into Zimbabwe with a luxury vehicle that Magudumana had made only a few payments on. It is believed that Magudumana later dumped the vehicle in Zimbabwe, shortly after crossing the border.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) and forensics had stormed the Johannesburg hideout mansion where the couple stayed before their escape. As the search for Dr. Nandipha Magudumana continues, the arrest of Thabo Bester marks a significant development in the case. More information about the capture and the couple’s future legal proceedings is expected to be provided by the authorities soon.