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Inside Thabo Bester’s 37th Birthday 

One year ago, Thabo Bester celebrated his birthday after savoring a sweet taste of liberation, having successfully fled from his confinement in the Mangaung prison cell several weeks prior.

As of now, the convicted rapist, murderer, and fraudster, Thabo Bester, finds himself securely imprisoned at Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility.

On the 13th of June 2023, he commemorates his 37th birthday, and remarkably, he possesses an identity document that was granted to him by the Department of Home Affairs just a few weeks ago.


On Twitter, many South Africans remembered Thabo Bester on his birthday.

Last year, Bester orchestrated an elaborate scheme in which he feigned his own demise and successfully evaded imprisonment on May 3rd.
With the alleged assistance of prison personnel and his supposed girlfriend, Nandipha Magudumana, he managed to make his escape.
Seeking sanctuary, Bester found refuge in Magudumana’s residence located in Hyde Park, where he skillfully managed to maintain a low profile, remaining undetected by authorities.
Two weeks later, he would be photographed shopping in a Woolworths store in Sandton. The photo would only make headlines months later when his mysterious disappearance would finally be investigated.


As South Africans reminisce about Thabo Bester’s notable “birthday celebrations” in 2018, they are reminded of a viral video that captured the event.

Interestingly, during that time, Bester, purportedly aided by an alleged accomplice, managed to establish an event and production company named 21st Century Media.

This remarkable occurrence unfolded while Bester was incarcerated in the Magaung Correctional Centre situated in Bloemfontein.

Under the alleged pseudonym of Tom Motsepe, Bester presented himself to the public as a New York-based individual, further asserting his supposed familial connection to South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe.

In a display of grandiosity, Bester’s company, 21st Century Media, organized an extravagant launch party at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Sandton in June 2018.

Coinciding with Bester’s actual birthday, the event garnered attention as it attracted notable celebrities such as Amanda du Pont and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

Leading personalities Nomzamo Mbatha and Thabile Ngwato served as the master of ceremonies for the glamorous black-tie affair.

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