Tshepi Vundla Criticized for Son’s Thabo Bester Joke About Father’s Initials
Fashion and beauty stylist Tshepi Vundla has come under fire for sharing a video in which her son, Siba, jokes about his father’s initials being the same as those of convicted rapist and murderer, Thabo Bester. In the video, Siba realizes that his father’s name, Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, shares the same initials as Thabo Bester, known as the “Facebook rapist.”
Surely I have the funniest kid 😂😅 pic.twitter.com/GCdoMEB2Hp
— Tshepi Vundla (@TshepiVundla) May 29, 2023
Tshepi Vundla Slammed for son’s Thabo Bester joke
Upon sharing the video, Tshepi Vundla faced severe criticism on social media. Users expressed their disappointment and disapproval, emphasizing the gravity of the crimes committed by Thabo Bester. They reminded Tshepi that Bester’s actions had caused immense pain to numerous families, including the Tyhulu family.
In November 2012, Thabo Bester was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his then-girlfriend, Nomfundo Tyhulu, as well as the rape and aggravated robbery of two other women in Durban. He was also responsible for a series of rapes and robberies in multiple provinces. Additionally, the Bereng family suffered when Bester used the body of their son, Katlego Bereng Mpholo, to stage his own death and escape from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in May of the previous year.
Social media users expressed their outrage at Tshepi’s son making light of such a serious matter. One Twitter user stated, “This shit is not funny 😐. Grown adults allowing their kids to ‘joke’ about a rapist and murderer will never be funny!” Another user remarked, “A ‘joke’ only a terrible mother who’s not teaching her child the implications of the things they say would find funny.”