Magudumana applies to have arrest, repatriation declared unlawful

It’s been over a month since convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester, and his partner Nandipha Magudumana were arrested in Tanzania and brought back to South Africa. Magudumana is fighting back with an urgent application in the Free State High court to challenge what she's described as an abduction. eNCA's Scara Mafokoane brings us this story. Courtesy #DStv403

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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