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Africa News of Friday, 14 April 2023


Recaptured fugitive rapist to appear in SA court

Thabo Bester Thabo Bester

South African rapist and murderer Thabo Bester is due to appear in court on Friday following his recapture last week in Tanzania, after he had faked his death in prison.

Thabo Bester is facing fresh charges, including escaping from lawful custody and violation of a dead body, police said.

He will appear before the Bloemfontein magistrate court.

Bester was serving a life sentence at the time of his escape after being convicted in 2012 for the rape and murder of his model girlfriend Nomfundo Tyhulu.

He was deported from Tanzania on Thursday in a specially chartered plane and taken to a high-security prison in the capital, Pretoria.