Cosatu wants answers from government over Bester escape

Investigations are ongoing in the baffling circumstances surrounding Thabo Bester's alleged death. Trade union Cosatu is the latest to weigh in on the matter. eNCA speaks to Cosatu Deputy Parliamentary Coordinator Tony Ehrenreich. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Cosatu is calling on government to come clean on what really happened in the Thabo Bester case.

G4S Security, the company that runs the Mangaung prison, maintains Bester died in prison.

READ: DA wants more information on Bester escape

But Correctional Services says the Facebook rapist and murderer faked his death in a fire and escaped.

Police say investigations are at a critical stage and are appealing for patience. 

READ: Security company G4S maintains Bester died in his cell

"We want state to withdraw its involvement in any corrupt activities," said Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich.

"We want them to end the privatisation of prisons and many other institutions that are responsible for looking after the public good so that we can ensure that services are not price-sensitive, but that they are need-sensitive."


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