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Thabo Bester’s Identity Questioned by Advocate Ahead of Corruption Trial

The identity of Thabo Bester, the man who is set to go on trial for alleged corruption, has been questioned by his new advocate, Tsoeunyane Jeremiah Pela. Pela argued that there was not enough evidence to prove the man before the court was Bester.

Bester, who appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court via a virtual link, is set to go on trial in June for alleged corruption involving security tender bribery at the Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein. News24 previously reported that Bester and another person had demanded a R1.2 million bribe from the CEO of a security company as a protection fee to guarantee the company’s contract with Motheo was not cancelled.

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Dr Nandi and Thabo Bester-Image Source(Instagram)
Dr Nandi and Thabo Bester-Image Source(Instagram)

Advocate Questions Thabo Bester’s Identity in Court

Pela implied that the man currently incarcerated at the Pretoria Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional facility may not be Bester. Pela argued that, since Dr. Nandipha Magudumana had to remove her mask as proof of identity, Bester should also be allowed to have his identity verified.

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Pela said that there was only a J88 form to prove the identity of Bester, which is a medico-legal document compiled by a doctor to document a patient’s injuries. Pela further stated that it would be easier to converse with his client if Bester was brought to court. However, Magistrate Mohlolo Khabisi told Pela that there was no need for identification as Bester had appeared without hiding his face and his identification was not contested at his first appearance.

Thabo Bester-Image Source@Twitter
Thabo Bester-Image Source@Twitter

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Both Cases were Postponed to June

Magudumana also appeared virtually in court. The cases of both Magudumana and Bester were postponed until 20 June. Pela is due to go on trial in June for alleged corruption involving security tender bribery at the Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein. Meanwhile, Bester’s trial for alleged corruption is set to continue in June, where his identity is expected to be confirmed.

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