Dr Nandipha Magudumana Revealed 1st Salary in Old Podcast and Chill Interview, Sparking Conversation in SA

Dr Nandipha Magudumana Revealed 1st Salary in Old Podcast and Chill Interview, Sparking Conversation in SA

  • An old interview with Dr Nandipha Magudumana has resurfaced and made waves across Mzansi
  • The disgraced celebrity doctor revealed that her first salary after seven years of studying was R30 000
  • South Africans have questioned why Dr Nandipha threw away a promising career for convicted criminal Thabo Bester

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's fascination with Dr Nandipha Magudumana has led to an old clip of the disgraced doctor resurfacing.

Dr Nandipha Magudumama's starting salary is causing a stir in South Africa
Dr Nandipha Magudumana revealed that she made R30 000 a month when she first became a doctor. Image: @optimum_med/Instagram & Frikkie Kapp/Getty Images
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Magudumana was a guest on Podcast and Chill with MacG when she revealed how much she earned when she started working as a medical professional.

The South African reported that when podcast host MacG asked her what her salary was, Magudumana responded:

“If l remember correctly, l would say that at that time it was about R30 000."

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South Africans were shocked that she earned such a high amount from her first job as a doctor, and many wondered why she would squander her career for the convicted murderer and sexual abuser Thabo Bester.

Dr Nandipha loses bid to have her arrest and deportation ruled unlawful

Magudumama fell into notoriety when she helped her lover, Thabo Bester, escape prison in May 2022.

Magudumana and Bester went on the run and were tracked down to Tanzania, where they were arrested and deported back to South Africa.

Magudumana tried to have her arrest and deportation declared unlawful, however, the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court dismissed her urgent application, News24 reported

Dr Nandipha Magudumana's 1st salary gets South Africans talking

Below are some comments:

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Nkgono Matenyane Tuta said:

"She wasn't in the relationship for money, obviously."

Yagos Mchumane Ka - Ncwana questioned:

"How much is Thabo Bester earning a month?"

Helen Schütte commented:

"This is a typical good girl/bad boy attraction. A young woman with the world at her feet."

Andre Sava claimed:

"Our president earns more than R4 million a month, but that doesn't stop him from stealing."

Bula Maya added:

"People from all walks of life may engage in crime and corruption, regardless of their income level."

Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha’s relationship timeline: from Wits “meet cute” to SA’s most wanted fugitive couple

In another story, Briefly News reported that the evolution of Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana's relationship has perplexed and fascinated many South Africans.

People have questioned why an intelligent, married and successful doctor would risk it all for a convicted criminal.

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To try to unpack Bester and Dr Nandipha's complicated lives together, Briefly News has compiled a detailed timeline of SA's Bonnie and Clyde's tumultuous relationship.

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Lerato Mutsila (Current affairs editor) Lerato Mutsila is a journalist with 3 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020, majoring in broadcast journalism, political science and communication. Lerato joined the Briefly News current affairs desk in August 2022. Mutsila is also a fellow of the 2021/2022 Young African Journalists Acceleration programme, which trained African journalists in climate journalism. You can contact Lerato at lerato.mutsila@breifly.co.za