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Safety concerns: Lawyer confirms Dr Nandipha’s alleged assault.

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Safety concerns: Lawyer confirms Dr Nandipha’s alleged assault.

Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s lawyer revealed that his client was allegedly attacked by a sangoma and a mentally challenged cellmate.

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Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s lawyer advocate Machini Motloung has confirmed that his client was recently assaulted in prison.

DR NANDIPHA MAGUDUMANA ASSAULTED IN PRISON, SAYS LAWYER

During an interview with eNCA reporter Mokolo Moloto, Dr Magudumana’s lawyer said he has been in contact with his client and can confirm that she has been having troubles with some of her cellmates in Bizzah Makhate Correctional Centre in Kroonstad.

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“This morning whilst I was attending a conference, I received news that my client had been assaulted by a fellow inmate,: Advocate Machini Motloung said in the interview.

Motloung shared that he later received a call directly from Magudumana and was given more details regarding the matter. “She was indeed assaulted apparently by two inmates, one being a sangoma and the other being a mentally challenged inmate,” he added.

Magudumana was arrested in April last year after she was caught in Tanzania while on the run with her notorious boyfriend Thabo Bester. Motloung has also opened up about concerns for Magudumana’s safety in prison.

“This has been building up. Part of this is when she is praying and singing with her fellow inmates. There seems to be tension brewing specifically with her and the sangoma.

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MORE ABOUT THE ARRESTED DOCTOR’S SAFETY BEHIND BARS

This is not the first time Dr Nandipha Magudumana was allegedly mistreated in prison. In October last year, advocate Machini Motloung said she was allegedly poisoned in prison. This he revealed when Magudumana didn’t make it for her court appearance.

During his recent interview, Motloung said due the the condition Magudumana finds herself in, a complaint will need to be filed with the Human Rights Commission. “The conditions she is living under do not provide the necessary protection and she is exposed. Her safety is of serious concern currently,” the lawyer said.

Thabo Bester and Magudumana are expected to be back in court on 5 June. They will be joined by Magudumana’s father as well as the other six co-accused linked in the case.

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