Has Thabo Bester escaped again? – Fire at Kgosi Mampuru prison has Mzansi wondering


Has Thabo Bester escaped again? – Fire at Kgosi Mampuru prison has Mzansi wondering

A fire at Kgosi Mampuru’s Correctional Centre on Thursday, 25 April, has fuelled rumours Thabo Bester has foiled another elaborate prison escape.

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The convicted fraudster, rapist, and murderer is currently serving three life sentences at the C Max prison in Prison. He’s also facing new charges of his 2022 prison escape, as well as fraud, corruption, and violating multiple bodies.


On Friday, EWN confirmed that a fire took place at the Kgosi Mampuru prison on Thursday. Four staff members were transported to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

According to City of Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Charles Mabaso, the fire broke out in the staff quarters.



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He told the publication: “It is suspected that the fire must have started in one of the units and rapidly spread to other units because of the absence of firewalls between the units. A total of 26 of the tenants living in the units were affected by the fire.”

Following the reports, social media users began questioning if notorious fraudster Thabo Bester had anything to do with it.

In May 2022, Bester faked his death and escaped the Magaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein. This, allegedly was done with the help of romantic partner Nandipha Magudumana.

Watch Thabo Besters chilling confession of rape and murder in 2011

Mangaung – near Grootvlei – is the second-largest private prison in the world.

Speaking to the publication, Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Chrispin Phiri confirmed that the fire at Kgosi Mampuru had affected the residence of wardens.

“This is not the section where inmates are housed. The actual correctional services was not impacted by the fire”.


Alaa Hamdy

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