Zimbabwean Arrested for Assisting Bester Jail Escape
12 June 2023
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In connection with the Thabo Bester jail escape case, police have made another arrest.
According to Brig Athlenda Mathe, a police spokesperson, a 31-year-old male from Zimbabwe was detained on Sunday in Johannesburg.

“At this stage, he faces a charge of assisting an inmate to escape from lawful custody. The suspect is likely to face more charges.”

Mathe said nine people have been arrested in the case so far.

The man is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

“The possibility of police effecting more arrests cannot be ruled out.”

Last week national police commissioner Fanie Masemola told media more arrests were expected in the case, which also involves Bester’s partner, Dr Nandipha Magudumana.

“We are investigating … there are a lot of people involved in this investigation.” – Timeslive