Thabo Bester Says He Hasn’t Eaten Since Being Repatriated Out of Fear for His Life, SA Feels No Sympathy

Thabo Bester Says He Hasn’t Eaten Since Being Repatriated Out of Fear for His Life, SA Feels No Sympathy

  • Thabo Bester allegedly hasn't eaten in 24 hours because he fears he will be poisoned while in Correctional Services' custody
  • Despite fearing for his safety, Bester has decided not to apply for bail and will remain behind bars
  • South Africans are not buying Bester's safety concerns and have expressed zero sympathy for the captured fugitive

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BLOEMFONTEIN - Thabo Bester has been living in fear since being deported from Tanzania to South Africa.

Thabo Bester fears for his life in prison
Thabo Bester's lawyer says he fears for his life in prison. Image: @Chriseldalewis & stock image
Source: UGC

The captured fugitive's lawyer, Marvin Carpede, told the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court that Bester hadn't eaten in 24 hours out of fear for his safety.

State advocate and magistrate dismiss Thabo Bester's concerns for his life

Carpede and Bester's concerns fell flat as a state advocate Selle Matlhoko dismissed the claims.

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Matlhoko said that the country's constitution mandates Correctional Services to take care of all its inmates and Bester is the responsibility of the constitutional institution, TimesLIVE reported.

Magistrate Motlholo Khabisi wasn't moved by Bester's concern for his life either and prohibited Carpede from further pursuing the point.

Despite fearing for his life, the convicted murderer and rapist opted not to apply for bail. The matter was postponed to 16 May, IOL reported.

South Africans are unfazed by Thabo Bester's concerns for his life

Below are some comments:

@Pour_White said:

"Ag shampies. Don't murder and rape, and you'll have more of an appetite, I guess."

@photog_101 asked:

"Are we supposed to feel sorry for him? Lock him up and throw away the key."

@davidson_home slammed:

"What rubbish, just put him back in prison to serve his sentence and then add the additional charges. There is no sympathy."

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@AndrewEmslie suggested:

"Let him go hungry."

@wendyvosmani questioned:

"Now he’s afraid, not great when the shoe is on the other foot, is it? What about when he was terrorising South Africans?"

Dr Nandipha replaced stolen corpses with wors and maize meal in fake burial, leaving SA with questions

Previously, Briefly News reported that more interesting and disturbing details about Thabo Bester's elaborate prison escape continue to come to light.

Investigations have uncovered that Dr Nandipha Magudumana held fake burials for two of the three bodies she claimed from Mangaung state mortuary to aid in Bester's elaborate prison break.

Instead of corpses, detectives found packets of rotting wors and bags of maize meal buried in coffins in place of the bodies, TimesLIVE reported.

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