Nandipha Magudumana denied bail

Bloemfontein magistrate says “nothing would stand in her way” to assist Bester escape again


News | 11 September 2023

Nandipha Magudumana’s kidnapping claim questioned by state

Magudumana has “a right to liberty” until convicted, court told


Brief | 4 September 2023

“No one was looking for her”: Magudumana’s lawyer hits back at state

Fraud cases against Magudumana not relevant to bail application, says lawyer


News | 30 August 2023

Analysis: The troubled history of Mangaung prison

The high-security prison is in the spotlight again after the suicide of an inmate this week


Analysis | 24 August 2023

Mystery surrounds black empowerment gains from G4S prison contract

Dividends were supposed to address needs of local community


News | 23 August 2023

Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana allege inhumane treatment while in custody

Bester says possessions, which he claims are worth R40-million, were confiscated during his arrest

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Brief | 8 August 2023

G4S in last-ditch bid to keep Mangaung Prison contract

Employees uncertain if they will still have jobs at the prison where Thabo Bester escaped


News | 27 July 2023

Law firm’s directors suspended after R25-million went missing from trust fund

Directors of Chueu Incorporated Attorneys may not practice for six months while the Legal Practice Council investigates


Law | 27 July 2023

Court dismisses Dr Nandipha’s application for leave to appeal

Judge finds Nandipha’s appeal has no reasonable prospect for success


Brief | 18 July 2023

Thabo Bester escape: Dr Nandipha says she did not consent to her extradition

“She wanted to come home, she came home,” argues police advocate


News | 14 July 2023

Thabo Bester escape: state expects to call about 18 witnesses

Another accused is granted bail of R10,000

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News | 11 July 2023

Thabo Bester saga: Bail granted to three more accused

Judge rules they are not a flight risk and unlikely to interfere with witnesses


News | 6 July 2023

Thabo Bester escape: Court grants R10,000 bail to one of three suspended prison officers

Two other accused will return to court on 11 July for formal bail applications

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News | 3 July 2023

Three more G4S prison officials in court for aiding Thabo Bester’s escape

All 12 suspects are expected back in court in August for start of the main criminal trial

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Brief | 28 June 2023

“Drunk” Judge Nkola Motata to be impeached

Supreme Court of Appeal rules that Judicial Services Commission was wrong


Law | 22 June 2023