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Magudumana applies to have arrest, repatriation declared unlawful

Nandipha Magudumana claims she was abducted from Tanzania and is therefore illegally before court.

BLOEMFONTEIN - More than a month has passed since murderer and rapist Thabo Bester and his partner Dr Nandipha Magudumana were apprehended in Tanzania and brought back to South Africa.

Magudumana faces a raft of charges, including fraud, violation of a body, corruption, arson, assisting an inmate to escape and defeating the ends of justice, to name a few.

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They fled the country after news broke of Bester's daring escape from Mangaung Correctional Centre in May last year.

They spent nearly a year enjoying a lavish lifestyle before the media storm hit.

Once it did, the pair escaped, crossing several borders before having their plans cut short by Tanzanian authorities.

READ: Nandipha Magudumana | Home Affairs acted within its jurisdiction: expert

In another stunning development, Magudumana launched an urgent court bid to be released and charges against her dropped.

Her reason?

She says she had been abducted and not -- in fact -- extradited.

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