Thabo Bester Trial Postponed To August, More Arrest Expected

The matter is expected back in court on August 8 and between now and then, there are at least three more arrests expected.

Thabo Bester's Case Heads To Free State High Court With Legal Representation Challenges-TSZ Mzansi
Thabo Bester's Case Heads To Free State High Court With Legal Representation Challenges

The Trial against the convicted rapist and Murderer Thabo Bester and his co-accused has been postponed to Early August.

A legal professional has raised concerns over the matter saying the state has a long way to go with the way it’s handling the trial.

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Thabo Bester on Tuesday appeared virtually from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison while his eight co-accused; Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, Zolile Sekeleni, Senohe Matsoara, Teboho Lipholo, Motenyani Masukela, Teiho Makhotsa, Natassja Jansen and Xand Moyo, physically appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to aiding Bester escape from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in May 2022.

The matter is expected back in court on August 8 and between now and then, there are at least three more arrests expected.

Speaking on the matter, Hart said “I think we will have five more postponements before we get into a direction where we know a discovery has been made and we can start preparing for trial,”

He fears that the state may not be handling the matter as it should. “ I don’t see the state being ready until 2024, I don’t foresee that,” he said.

He further said that people want to know what is happening but the State is far from ready to proceed.

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State prosecutor Sello Matlhoko said that experts were also analyzing bank statements and cell phones.

Meanwhile, Thabo Bester’s lawyers have recused themselves. His now-former counsel, Advocate Tsoeunyane Pela, and Tsireledzo Ndou are facing their criminal cases.
Kabelo Matee has been placed on record as Bester’s new attorney.

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