Dr Nandipha Denied Bail, Thanks To Her Sleek Makeup And Good Fashion Sense
Celebrity doctor and arrested con artist Dr Nandipha Magudumana will remain behind bars after the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court denied her bail.
Thabo Bester faked his death at the Mangaung Correctional Centre and escaped in May 2022. Dr Nandipha allegedly helped coordinate Bester’s escape, and the State described her as a mastermind.
Dr Nandipha Denied Bail
In denying her bail, Magistrate Estelle De Lange ruled Dr Nandipha Magudumana is a flight risk:
“The applicant is a flight risk, and no bail conditions will assist. I find that she didn’t satisfy the Court that she be released on bail. When she left, she knew she wouldn’t come back. The evidence points out that she left the country voluntarily. I find she is definitely a flight risk, and there are no bail conditions to limit this risk.
“She didn’t satisfy the Court that she should be released. Therefore, the bail application is denied. I’m of the opinion bail conditions will NOT be enough to make her stand her trial. She will have more means to help Bester to escape. If she is released, she could facilitate another escape if she wants to.”
On-Fleek Make-Up And Designer Sweaters Throw Her Under The Bus
Magistrate De Lange added that Dr Nandipha did not give the Court anything worth considering for her bail. She emphasised that Dr Nandipha always looked good in Court, meaning she is well cared for there.
“Apart from saying she was kidnapped by Bester, there is nothing she brought forward to support that. The State, on the other hand, brought evidence to the contrary. Whenever she appeared, she was in good health and well-groomed. I’m sure her needs are met where she is detained. I have never received any concern about that.”