The Sunday Review
South African Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against Zolile Selekeni, father of The girlfriend of high-profile convicted murderer Thabo BesterWho are you? accused of Escape from an a South African prison after faking his own death in Officials told The Sunday Review on Monday that there was a fire.
Sekeleni’s daughter, Nandipha Magudumana, a prominent medical doctor and personality in South Africa Was arrested on April 7, while on the Run in Tanzania Bester.
The Dubbed “The Facebook rapist” in South Africa, Bester Was serving a lifetime sentence for murder and sexual assault of A model in 2012.
BesterThe alleged fake of a 35-year old woman his death Place the burned remains of Other men in his prison Officials said that cell was a cell.
Tanzanian authorities detained the couple last week along with another Mozambican. in The border town of Arusha after fleeing South Africa The deportation of the man was made in 2012. South Africa.
Magudumana’s father Sekeleni, 65, was arrested on April 8 alongside a former prison A former security camera technologist and a warden are also in the group. accused of being accomplices in Bester’s escape, according to the police and prosecutors.
The initial charges against him were “defeating the ends of justice, fraud, murder, and arson,” But that’s now over droppedThe spokesperson for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Phaladi Shuping, told The Sunday Review.
Authorities had conducted a murder investigation earlier concluded Find the burnt body in Bester’s cell had died before the fire began.
A report on autopsy confirmed that the deceased died from this cause. of Head trauma caused by blunt force injury.
Shunning said murder charge It is a good idea to use dropped in The light of Sekeleni would be charged with other crimes, according to the former educator.
“The state will no longer be proceeding with a charge of murder against Zolile Sekeleni because new evidence came forth, which made us take this decision. He will still face charges of assisting an inmate to escape, defeating the ends of justice and fraud,” Shuping is the spokesperson of NPA.
Then he added, “Sekeleni was released on bail of R10,000 ($550) due to compelling circumstances that were considered by the prosecution, relating to his health.”
Sekeleni is back for another show in A bail hearing will be held on 16 May, while the court is in session. his Magudumana, as well as her other accused The event will take place at the beginning of next month.
The Sunday Review is reaching out to you his and Magudumana’s lawyer for comment.
Magudumana is charged with murder and fraud including aiding in the abetting. Bester’s escape.
Police have charged him with new crimes of Escape from legal custody and defeating ends of Justice is a violation of a dead body and fraud.