Author: Marecia Damons

The pre-trial conference in the Thabo Bester escape case has been postponed to 24 July. Bester’s lawyers said they had difficulties with consulting him due to travel issues, and withdrew as his legal representatives. Bester complained about confidentiality issues when consulting with an attorney, accessing legal documents, prison conditions, and being handcuffed during court appearances The pre-trial for Thabo Bester, Nandipha Magudumana and seven co-accused was again unable to get underway at the Free State High Court on Wednesday. Bester, serving a life sentence for two counts of rape and one count of murder, escaped from the Manguang Correctional Centre…

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