Thabo Bester: Video of Nandipha Magudumana Hugging Father in Court Goes Viral

Thabo Bester: Video of Nandipha Magudumana Hugging Father in Court Goes Viral

  • Dr Nandipha Magudumana and Thabo Bester are back in court and are appearing in connection with the escape of Thabo Bester
  • A viral video of Magudumana hugging her father and also ignoring Thabo Bester went viral
  • South Africans noted the video and observed that she looked as stunning as she did at her last appearance

With nine years' experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

Nandipha Magudumana trended after a video of her hugging her dad went viral
Nandipha Magudumana gave her dad some love. Images: Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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Dr Nandipha Magudumana is back in court with her co-accused, Thabo Bester, whom she helped escape from the Mangaung Correctional Facility in 2022. A video of her showing her father, another suspect, love went viral.

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Nandipha Magudumana back in court

Journalist @Sli_Masikane posted the video on her X account. The footage shows Magudumana, who is back in court. Preparing for her appearance. Dressed in a Nike t-shirt, sporting earrings, and a different hairstyle, her father approached her, and she hugged him tightly for a few seconds. They share an emotional moment and sit down among the other suspects in the Thabo Bester escape case. Thabo Bester also appears in the video, wearing matching shirts. View the video here:

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South Africans were stunned by her appearance

Netizens commented on her appearance.

Dineo M said:

"Whoever is platting Nandipha's hair must be added to the long list of the accused!"

Bestow added:

"Just a bit of weight loss, otherwise, still fire."

Giselle Msibi:

"It's the LV backpack and LV purse for me."

NdingumXhosa remarked:

"White is the colour of the day."


"That hairline is non-existent."

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Thabo Bester's mother, Meisie, said her life had been a living hell because of her child.

Meisie might be called to the docket by the prosecution, and she revealed how difficult her life has been since her son was rearrested after escaping prison.

South Africans roasted her and said that Thabo was her child and that she had to stand by his side.

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