Thabo Bester's fire victimFire victim and Thabo Bester-Image Source(Twitter)

The Burnt Body Used For Thabo Bester’s Escape Plan Identified

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has identified the charred body found in cell 35 at the Mangaung Correctional Centre. The body is believed to have been used in the escape of murderer and rapist Thabo Bester. Recently, Bester was re-arrested in Tanzania with his accomplices, socialite-doctor Nandipha Magudumana and a Mozambican national who was “assisting” them at the time of his apprehension.

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Police Confirm Direct Match with DNA of the Biological Mother of the Deceased

Thabo Bester's fire victim
Burnt Body identified-Image Source(Instagram)

Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe confirmed that the identification of the body was made through a direct match with the DNA of the biological mother of the deceased. She also stated that the family has been notified by the investigating officer, and no further comments will be provided. As difficult as this news is, SAPS is pleased to bring closure to the family.

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Bester’s Escape and Capture

Bester escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein in May 2022. Initially, it was believed he had committed suicide by setting himself alight in his cell. However, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), which originally declared him dead, confirmed that the charred body found in his cell was not that of Bester. Bester was alive and at large for the last nine months.

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

Bester’s recent capture in Tanzania was a significant success for the authorities. The South African government had issued an Interpol red notice for Bester’s arrest. He faces charges of murder, rape, and escaping from lawful custody. His accomplices also face charges of assisting a fugitive.

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Closure for the Family of the Deceased

The identification of the charred body brings closure to the family of the deceased, who have been waiting for answers since the discovery of the body. The identification process highlights the importance of DNA testing in criminal investigations. It is essential to identify remains and provide closure for families who have lost their loved ones.

In conclusion, the identification of the charred body found in cell 35 at the Mangaung Correctional Centre brings closure to the family of the deceased. The body was believed to have been used in the escape of Thabo Bester, who was recently re-arrested in Tanzania. The identification process highlights the importance of DNA testing in criminal investigations and provides a reminder of the need to identify remains to provide closure for families who have lost their loved ones.

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