Thabo Bester escape a 'failed, botched inside job'

The South African Prisoners Organization for Human Rights is calling for Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola and all involved parties in the Thabo Bester escape to be removed from their positions for failing to do their jobs. The organisation’s spokesperson, Golden Miles Bhudu discussed this with eNCA's Heidi Giokos. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Given the cameras at the Mangaung prison, it's impossible that no one saw what was taking place on the night of Thabo Bester's escape.

That's the view of the spokesperson for the South African Prisoners Organization for Human Rights, Golden Miles Bhudu.

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Rapist and murderer Bester was said to have died in a fire in his cell a year ago.

But it's now been revealed that he is alive and out of jail.

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His re-emergence has raised the possibility of corruption within Correctional Services departments and facilities.


"There are CCTV cameras all over the place, there is no way the guy that managed the main gate didn’t know what is happening," Bhudu said.

"It’s a failed, botched inside job and those responsible, including the minister, must get his head rolling."


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