Cape Town – Mzansi’s celebrity doctor Mmereka Ntshani, popularly known as Dr Pashy, has reportedly opened a criminal case against convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester and HIS girlfriend Nandipha Magudumana.
According to The Citizen, Dr Pashy confirmed she opened a case of fraud against Bester and Magudumana on Thursday.
Her attorney Sentebale Makara said several charges had been laid against the pair, the report said.
“On Thursday the 20th of April 2023, Dr Pashy opened a case at the Sandton Police Station for crimes perpetrated against by TK Nkwana also known as Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana.
“This is for investigations of crimes committed against her of fraud, forgery, theft and uttering. This is a criminal complaint, it is all going for investigation,” the report quoted Makara as saying.
The notorious couple was arrested in Tanzania in possession of several passports along with a Mozambican national earlier this month.
IOL reported that Dr Pashy’s identity was allegedly used by Magudumana during her daring escape with Bester.
Magudumana was found with two passports belonging Dr Pashi, however, Ntshani has denied any involvement in Bester’s escape plan, the report said.
National police spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe confirmed a fraud case was opened and that the case had been transferred to Sinoville police station for further investigation, the report said.
“The case was opened on Thursday, 20 April, 2023. The complainant alleges the pair defrauded her of money,” the report quoted Mathe as saying.
Bester escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein in May last year.
It was initially believed that he died in a fire in his cell, but DNA tests later confirmed that the body was not that of Bester.
After Bester’s escape, he and Magudumana allegedly made millions running a scam construction company called “Arum Properties”.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe