Thabo Bester was born in SA, but not registered with Home Affairs

Thabo Bester was born in SA, but not registered with Home Affairs

Thabo Bester was born in SA, but not registered with Home Affairs. Bester was born on 13 June 1986, at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto

Thabo Bester, a convicted r@pist and killer, is not included as a South African in the National Population Register, according to Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi.

Thabo Bester prison escape

On Friday, Motsoaledi informed the media in Pretoria about Bester and his lover, Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, including their identification and travel documents.

Following his escape from the Mangaung Correctional Center in Bloemfontein in May 2022 after pretending to be dead, Bester was recaptured in Tanzania on Friday.

Along with Magudumana, the so-called Facebook rapist was deported to South Africa on Thursday. He attracted his victims via the social networking platform. The well-known physician is charged with encouraging Bester’s sophisticated and risky prison break.

He doesn’t have an ID,

Home affairs officers could only confirm that Bester was born on June 13, 1986, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, according to Motsoaledi.

Bester lacks an identity document (ID) and is not listed in either the Visa or Asylum Seeker and Refugee databases.

Additionally, Bester’s alias was utilized in an effort by the Department of Home Affairs to track him down. This, too, produced no outcomes.

“Thabo never registered with any home affairs at any stage. So, the only place where you could find him, as police have said, was in correctional services when he was an inmate. That’s where you’ll find his fingerprints and photo and the South African Police Service’s crime database,” said Motsoaledi.

He added: “The only other place where you could find Thabo Bester is Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital”.

On Thursday, Bester did not have an ID, National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola informed members of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services.

Masemola claimed that Bester’s fingerprints and past criminal convictions in South Africa helped police identify him.

Motsoaledi on Friday also confirmed that the convict doesn’t have a passport issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

“He simply did not exist in our systems. So, he doesn’t have a passport at all with Home Affairs,” he said.

Bester and Magudumana were discovered to be in possession of several passports when they were apprehended in Arusha, Tanzania. The two were apprehended together with a citizen of Mozambique who is thought to have helped them flee the nation last month.

Motsoaledi confirmed Bester was found with an American passport in the name of Tom Williams Kelly.

“Whether real, defrauded, or forged, we can’t tell because we don’t have American systems. But he never purported or showed any passport, which he said he got from us, because we never gave him any passport,” he said.

Magudumana is included on the National Population Register, according to the minister, where her ID and birth certificate are also found.

Motsoaledi said that she possesses a passport that is still valid and was granted by home affairs in 2017. The two more passports, on the other hand, belonged to Dr. Pashy, a well-known celebrity doctor named Mmereka Ntshani. One of the passports was no longer valid.

“When she was caught in Tanzania, she was found in possession of a passport that expired in 2007 [issued by home affairs], which she last used on 12 May 2022, coming from Bulawayo [Zimbabwe].

“She was also found with two other passports and that’s where the story of multiple passports comes in.”

The minister denied that Magudumana attempted to assume Dr Pashy’s identity when she fled South Africa.

“She never ever assumed that identity. She just carried the two passports of that identity, and she never used them anywhere.”


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