Here are our articles on the notorious prison escape on 3 May by convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester.
See also this timeline published on 3 April.
The couple had several passports in their possession with different names
“Accountability to Parliament is not optional,” says committee chair
Prison department says that the director of Mangaung prison has lost control of the facility
Bester used an ID and driver’s licence in the name of “TK Nkwana” after escaping from prison
Joburg high society attended the luxurious launch of Bester’s company
Landlord tried to stop associates of Magudumana from removing some of the household contents
Nothing appears to have been done about it
By Oliver Meth
News | 22 March 2023
The autopsy was completed a day after the fire and found that the man was dead before his body was burnt
“If these reports are found to be true, this would prove to be the most sensational escape in the history of our nation” says ministerial spokesperson
Woman in photo could be celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana
Extraordinary evidence raises doubts about the claim that Thabo Bester died in a fire at Mangaung prison in May 2022
Leaked documents show that Thabo Bester was already dead before a fire broke out in his cell
News | 20 January 2023
SAPS says the outcome of DNA tests to determine the body’s identity can be expected “at any stage”, six months on from the fire.
News | 8 November 2022