Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s Sinister Laugh In Virtual Court Infuriates Mzansi
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, a celebrity aesthetics doctor, and her co-accused, Thabo Bester, are facing a long list of criminal charges. During their recent court appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court, which was streamed on TV and social media, Nandipha’s demeanor sparked controversy. Despite the gravity of the situation, images circulated online showing Nandipha smiling and even laughing.
Social media users criticized Nandipha, accusing her of displaying “pretty privilege” and receiving “special treatment” for not having to appear in person. Her smirk on camera further fueled the criticism. One Twitter user commented that Nandipha seemed more interested in posing, smiling, and making a fashion statement, rather than showing empathy towards the family that lost their son. Another user went as far as to label her a “psychopath.”
Face Card Never Declines? Dr Nandipha
During the virtual court appearance, Nandipha Magudumana maintained her composed and professional demeanor, consistent with her previous appearances as a Sandton businesswoman. Together with Thabo Bester and five others, she faces 16 criminal charges, including fraud, violating a body, corruption, arson, escaping from lawful custody, and defeating the ends of justice.
Nandipha’s appearance in court was noteworthy. She opted for a light-colored formal shirt instead of her usual Nike tracksuits. Her makeup was flawlessly done, featuring eye makeup, blush, and perfectly groomed brows. The background revealed rows of bookshelves, likely indicating a library at Kroonstad Prison, where she is currently remanded in custody.
Case Adjourned and Bail Application Waived
After just five minutes, Nandipha’s case was adjourned to June 20, the same date Thabo Bester will return to court. Surprisingly, she chose not to make a bail application and instead waived her right, electing to remain in custody at the prison.
Despite the serious charges and the ruined reputation, Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s court appearances continue to draw attention due to her composed demeanor and glamorous presence. The social media reactions to her smile during the virtual court session have added to the controversy surrounding her case.