Tanzania Police have confirmed the arrest of South African prison escapee Thabo Bester and his accomplice Dr. Nandipa Magudumana and one other person by the name of Zakaria Alberto.
In a short statement released by the Police Spokesperson David A Misime, Tanzania Police said they are finalizing, “other international and national procedures” for the case.
Thabo Bester, a serial rapist, scammer, and murderer was confirmed to have escaped Mangaung Prison in South Africa in March 2023 after a viral Twitter picture that showed him shopping.
It was later learned that Bester had escaped prison in May 2022 in a ploy that involved fake suicide.
Prison cell where Bester was kept had caught fire only for his corpse to be found burnt beyond recognition. Bester was pronounced dead, only for the news to resurface on social media that he was living large with South African celebrity Doctor, Nandipa Magundumana.
Reports show it was a complex scheme that involved Dr Nandipa Magundumana who collected the burnt corpse from prison, claiming she was the wife of Thabo Bester.
Confirming the arrest of Thabo Bester, South Africa Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola, says he is expecting to be in Tanzania on Sunday, April 09, 2023, to follow up on the case.
“We have confirmed with all relevant authorities in Tanzania which include the national Police in Tanzania and Interpol that fugitives have been processed in the Tanzania criminal justice system,” said Lamola in a press statement.