Thabo Bester: 2 Dismissed G4S employees arrested for Mangaung prison escape, SA stunned: "Country is a circus"

Thabo Bester: 2 Dismissed G4S employees arrested for Mangaung prison escape, SA stunned: "Country is a circus"

  • The police have arrested two more people in connection with Thabo Bester's daring prison escape in Bloemfontein
  • The two men connected to Bester were nabbed at their place of residence, and the police confirmed that they were dismissed G4S employees
  • SA citizens weighed in on the arrests on social media, and many were stunned by the apparent corruption

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Two dismissed G4S employees arrested in Thabo Bester prison escape
Thabo Bester at Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on April 14, 2023 in Bloemfontein. Image: Frikkie Kapp and Stock photo
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BLOEMFONTEIN - Two former G4S employees have been arrested for aiding Thabo Bester escape from the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

The employees who the private security company fired were arrested on Monday, at their residential places.

So far, eight people have been arrested for aiding and abetting the convicted murderer escape from the maximum prison managed by G4S on May 3, 2022, reported EWN.

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SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, told TimesLIVE that the duo will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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The pair were charged with assisting a prisoner escape from lawful custody and defeating the ends of justice.

Citizens discuss the arrests on social media

Babalwa Edgar said:

"Thabo Bester is a tornado dragging everyone as he moves."

Elbee Ndabezithaa posted:

"G4S is corrupt also, they should lose any partnership they have with correctional services."

Tefo Khunou asked:

"They are only arresting security officials, what about high-profile people?"

Tshwarelo Molaudzi commented:

"Every day there is shocking news about Bester, this country is a circus we have passed the movie stage."

Thabang Sidwell Ntshela said:

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"They should rat each other out till we get to top management."

Lesego Mosito commented:

"Their company dismissed them without a charge?"

Nancy Mnini Mehluko asked:

"Why aren’t they arresting the big fish?"

Former ‘Muvhango’ star Simz Ngema allegedly confirmed as female celebrity who visited Thabo Bester in prison

In another article, Briefly News reported that it looks like the Thabo Bester investigation is going to unearth a lot of juicy stories and will implicate a lot of people, including celebrities.

Social media has been buzzing following reports that Bester had connections with female celebrities while in prison. Shauwn Mkhize was initially suspected to be the celebrity in question, but the poured cold water on the reports.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: