Thabo Bester’s R15k Louis Vuitton Shirt Lands Officials in Trouble for Allowing Convict to Disrespect Court

Thabo Bester’s R15k Louis Vuitton Shirt Lands Officials in Trouble for Allowing Convict to Disrespect Court

  • Prison officials at the Kgosi Mampuru II facility are facing disciplinary action for allowing Thabo Bester to flaunt a pricey Louis Vuitton sweater
  • Bester caused a stir when he rocked the sweater worth R15 000 during his appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court
  • Correctional Services Commissioner Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale accused the convict of undermining the justice system with his attire

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PRETORIA - Trouble's brewing for several prison officials at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional facility and it's all because of convicted criminal and sexual offender Thabo Bester.

The correctional services commissioner has taken aim at prison officials and Thabo Bester for disrespecting the court with the convicts' expensive attire
Prison officials are facing disciplinary action for allowing Thabo Bester to wear expensive luxury clothes during court appearances. Image: Frikkie Kapp/Getty Images & @Shadaya_Knight/Twitter
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The officials are in hot water with Correctional Services Commissioner Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale for allowing Bester to sport a luxury white Louis Vuitton sweater during his court appearance on Tuesday, 8 August.

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A video shows Bester strutting into the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court with no care in the world, wearing the simple white get-up. While it may look ordinary to the naked eye, the T-shirt has a hefty price tag of R15 000.

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Thabo Betser accused of undermining justice system

Thobakgale has accused the convicted criminal of disrespecting the court with his attire.

The commissioner said that while inmates are allowed to wear their personal clothes when they appear in court, it is essential that they are respectful. Thobakgale added that Bester’s attire undermined the criminal justice system, and he needed to be dealt with, IOL reported.

Thobkgale said:

“I warned him (Bester) to respect the court, and those officials on duty were warned too, but Bester wore his sweater in court. I told him to respect the court. Those officials are facing disciplinary action.’’

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SA weighs in on Thabo Bester's clothes

Below are some comments:

@Mavovo2019 asked:

"I thought you are allowed to wear personal clothes when you appear in court. What if he only wears brands only?"

@HoDeinCT said:

"If these are his clothes and if he’s bought those clothes with legal money, nobody can tell him to change his clothes…."

@hlongwane_eddy questioned:

"What are prescribed clothing he must wear, commissioner, please specify?"

@AwkwardTad commented:

"I didn’t notice the fancy clothes, but if true, it just shows that it is business as usual where the ANC governs,"

@eugenekhoza claimed:

"This guy is going to escape again just watch."

@Slyso said:

"Bester pays the best bribes, I am sure. He isn't doing anything this country’s government employees aren’t accustomed to, anyway."

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Dr Nandipha Magudumana and Bester's court attire has been the talk of Mzansi, but the Facebook offender took things to another level during his Tuesday, 16 May court date.

While Dr Nandipha's father, Zolile Sekeleni, and five other accused appeared in the dock, Bester was relegated to a TV screen for his virtual appearance, TimesLIVE reported.

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