Dr Nandipha Magudumana denied bail as she left SA without passport

On Monday, September 11, 2023, Dr Nandipha Magudumana appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court and stood in the dock in the hope of getting bail granted during the criminal trial. But the Magistrate’s Court denied her bail. Dr Nandipha Magudumana pleaded bail in her criminal trial but the magistrate denied her bail citing that “granting you bail will enable you to facilitate another escape”. The magistrate said this because Dr Nandipha Magudumana left South Africa and crossed three borders without her passport. Thus, the court did not think it was suitable to grant her bail under any situation. Do you know what are the charges against Dr Nandipha Magudumana and why she is in custody? If not, this article will make you inform about it. Take a look below.

Dr Nandipha Magudumana
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What are the charges against Dr Nandipha Magudumana?

Dr Nandipha Magudumana standing criminal trial in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court because she allegedly helped her boyfriend in escaping the prison, who is a rapist and murderer. Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s boyfriend Thabo Bester a rapist and murderer, was arrested in Tanzania. Police also arrested Dr Nandipha Magudumana along with her boyfriend in Tanzania. Therefore, Dr Magudumana is facing the charges of corruption, fraud, violating a corpse, helping and abetting a prisoner escape from jail, and defeating the ends of justice. As she is facing several serious charges, the court denied her bail plea. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s trial.

Magistrate Estelle de Lange of the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday said during the criminal trial of Dr. Nandipha Magudumana that she was the main player in facilitating her boyfriend Bester’s escape last May from the G4S-run Manguang correctional facility prison. The judge denied the bail saying Dr Nandipha Magudumana could assist her boyfriend Bester in his escape if she were granted bail.

Magistrate Denied Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s Bail

Estelle de Lange said, “Mr. Bester will still travel to and from the court, and the applicant Magudumana will have access to people who would facilitate another escape,” The court also said that she had been the roleplayer in her boyfriend’s escape. According to the court, Magudumana had claimed the bodies she was planning to use as decoys in Bester’s fake suicide and prison escape. She also rented the vehicles for Bester’s escape. “Even after the body of Katlego Bereng was burned, you went to claim and went as far as going to court to say the deceased had no relatives, even though his mother was alive,” Magistrate said while denying Magudumana’s bail.

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