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Dr Nandipha Abandons Bail Application

Dr. Nandipha Magudumana and all the co-accused appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court for a bail hearing. Reportedly, in light of the new piece of information that has come to light, Dr. Nandipha’s lawyers have abandoned their bail application.

The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court sat down for a brief appearance of Dr Nandipha Magudumana and five other co-accused in the case of Facebook rapist and murderer, Thabo Bester.

Dr Nandipha

According to Chriselda Lewis of the SABC, Dr. Nandipha’s lawyers approached the state prior to their client’s court appearance. The lawyers informed the state of the new information that has come to light, which they still need ample time to respond to, before their client’s bail application.

“#ThaboBester The state says #DrNandiphaMagudumana’s lawyer approached them THIS MORNING and there is a written request for some information to which they have to respond to. #sabcnews” wrote Chriselda Lewis, SABC

The bail application for Dr. Nandipha and the other five co-accused has been remanded to 16 May 2023, which is the day Thabo Bester will be applying for bail as well.

Dr Nandipha

“BREAKING #ThaboBester #DrNandiphaMagudumana is NOT proceeding with her bail application today, her lawyers say. ‘We are not abandoning it. Let her matter be rolled over to May 16 as there is new material that has come to light that needs to be ventilated. ‘” wrote Chriselda Lewis, SABC

However, Bester’s legal representative has since abandoned him due to failure to settle his legal costs. Bester is expected to have a new legal representative when he appears at the Magistrates Court Court on 16 May 2023.

“JUST IN #ThaboBester, I have just received news that the legal team which was due to go on record/represent #ThaboBester on May 16, will no longer represent him due to ‘failure to pay legal costs’.

sIt seems Bester will now need to find a new legal team.” wrote Chriselda Lewis, SABC


In Other News-Dr Nandipha’s bail application was suspended due to new evidence

Socialite doctor, Nandipha Magudumana appeared in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court on Thursday. In an unexpected move, Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s attorney told the court they will not be proceeding with her bail application.

Dr Nandipha Magudumana

Magudumana and five other accused appeared in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court for their bail application. Learn more


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