Watch: Dept. Of Correctional Services Explains How Nandipha Magudumana Got Her Glow-Up
The recent “prison glow up” of celebrity aesthetics doctor Dr. Nandipha Magudumana has attracted a lot of attention, with many people questioning how she manages to have her makeup, hair, and nails done while behind bars. Dr. Magudumana is linked to Thabo Bester, a convicted rapist and murderer, and first appeared in court with her face covered by an N95 mask.
A Glamorous Transformation
During her second court appearance, Dr. Magudumana revealed a fully made-up appearance, with impeccable makeup, perfectly manicured nails, and styled hair. She also wore a ring, which is typically confiscated by prison officials upon arrest. Dr. Magudumana’s bold red lipstick and Nike brand outfit elicited mixed reactions, with some people questioning how she doesn’t “look like her problems.”
Explanation from Correctional Services Department on Nandipha Magudumana’s Glow-up
Thando Thabethe, a media personality, contacted the Correctional Services Department to inquire about how Dr. Magudumana managed to get her glam done while in prison. Singabakho Nxumalo provided an explanation of how the doctor had her makeup done.
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Responding to concerns, the Correctional Services Department explained that accused individuals who have not yet been sentenced are allowed to access their belongings when attending court. Prisons also often have hair salons run by inmates as part of their skills development and training programs.
According to a report on prison conditions, the Kroonstad female prison, where Dr. Magudumana is held, is clean, orderly, and comfortable, with well-cared-for inmates. The report specifically mentions the presence of a hair salon within the prison, where many inmates have the opportunity to beautify themselves.
Upcoming Court Appearance
Dr. Nandipha Magudumana is scheduled to make her next court appearance on Tuesday, where further details of her case are expected to be revealed. As she is not yet convicted, she is entitled to access her personal belongings when attending court, which is the reason for her rings and fancy clothes during her court hearings.