Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, a self-made millionaire and former A-lister, has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The South African doctor is currently facing charges of murder and aiding the escape of Thabo Bester, also known as the “Facebook Rapist.”
Before her fall from grace, Dr. Magudumana owned and operated Optimum Medical Aesthetics Solutions. She was known for her lavish lifestyle, including vacations and a million-dollar mansion in Johannesburg.
Also, a Cape Town-based beauty salon owner has recently claimed that Dr. Magudumana and Bester hired him to recruit girls for them.
Dr Nandipha Magudumana Bail Hearing
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana and her co-accused appeared for their bail hearing in court on May 3, 2023. They are facing serious charges, including murder, aiding a prisoner to escape, and defeating the ends of justice.
The accused are Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, Senohe Matsoara, Teboho Lipholo, and Motenyane Masukela.
Furthermore, the bail application was postponed to May 11, 2023, and the State has indicated that it will oppose bail for Dr. Magudumana and her co-accused.
Dr. Magudumana, Thabo Bester’s lover, briefly showed her face in court after the State prosecutor’s request to confirm her identity. They will remain in custody until the next hearing.
It is reported that Dr. Magudumana and her co-accused were involved in the escape of Thabo Bester, also known as the “Facebook Rapist,” and recruited girls for him. The charges against them are severe, and the court must consider whether to grant them bail carefully.
Is She Still In Custody?
The case of Dr. Nandipha Magudumana has been making headlines lately, and many are wondering if she is still in custody. The answer is yes; as of May 3, 2023, Dr Magudumana remains in custody.
Her bail application, along with her co-accused, has been postponed to May 11, 2023, and they will remain in custody until then.
It is a significant setback for Dr. Magudumana, who was previously a celebrated A-lister and self-made millionaire with an estimated net worth in the millions.
She has been charged with serious crimes, including murder, aiding a prisoner to escape, and defeating the ends of justice, which the State opposes bail for.
The case has attracted much attention, mainly because Dr. Magudumana is Thabo Bester’s lover, also known as the “Facebook Rapist.”
For now, it seems that Dr. Magudumana will have to wait until May 11 to find out if she will be granted bail or remain in custody.
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana Case Details
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana is facing some serious charges that have shocked many. She is accused of aiding in the escape of the notorious Facebook rapist, Thabo Bester, who she was allegedly romantically involved with.
In addition to that, she is also charged with violating corpses, fraud, and multiple murder charges. It is believed that Magudumana played a significant role in facilitating Bester’s escape by organizing the vehicles used to evade law enforcement, who were hot on their heels.
Reports indicate that Magudumana claimed three bodies in the past, including that of her own Father, which raises even more questions about her involvement in these crimes.
Recently, Magudumana and Bester were arrested in Tanzania after allegedly attempting to resist arrest. Magudumana’s Father was granted R10,000 bail, but she and her co-accused were not.
As the details of this case continue to emerge, the public is left wondering just how deep this alleged criminal conspiracy goes.