“It May Have Been A Disguised Extradition, But She Went Willingly”| Dr Nandipha’s Court Application Dismissed
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s urgent application challenging the legality of her alleged “deportation” from Tanzania has been rejected by the Bloemfontein High Court.
According to News24 Judge Phillip Loubser determined that the act of “deportation” was essentially a covert extradition but ruled against Magudumana due to her voluntary agreement to depart the country.
Magudumana fled South Africa with her lover, rapist and killer Thabo Bester, in April.
Bester was serving a life sentence in the Manguang Correctional Centre when he escaped in May 2022 after orchestrating a fake suicide by fire.
The couple was tracked to Tanzania and “deported” to South Africa on 13 April 2023.
“This is not the end of the matter”
Judge Loubser also highlighted that Dr. Nandipha Magudumana did not resist when she was handed over by the South African High Commission to officials from the Department of Home Affairs at the Tanzanian airport.
“On the contrary, she informed all and sundry that she wanted to return to South Africa to her children.”
Loubser dismissed the application with costs.
Meanwhile, Magudumana’s lawyers said they would visit their client on Tuesday for further instructions.