Thabo Bester Wiki – Thabo Bester Biography
Thabo Bester, a rapist, and murderer who faked his death to escape from a South African prison have been detained in Tanzania. After it was believed that Thabo Bester had set himself on fire in his cell, he remained at large for a year. After a further post-mortem examination proved the body wasn’t truly his last month, a manhunt was started. Bester will be extradited to South Africa after being apprehended on Friday along with his girlfriend and a third suspect. The three were allegedly planning to run into adjacent Kenya, according to the police. Bester is referred to as the “Facebook rapist” since he lured his victims through social networking sites.
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Facebook rapist who faked death arrested in Tanzania
He was found guilty of raping and killing his model girlfriend Nomfundo Tyhulu in 2012. He had been convicted of raping and robbing two other women a year earlier. He was reportedly discovered dead in his cell at the Mangaung Correctional Center in Bloemfontein in May after lighting himself on fire, according to reports. Late last year, local media started to cast doubt on Bester’s passing, though. Further testing proved the body was not Bester, and that the unidentified individual had died from blunt-force injuries to the head. In March, authorities started a fresh murder inquiry.
He was allegedly assisted in escaping by G4S employees, who worked for the British security firm that oversaw the prison where he was being detained. According to reports, three staff were let go as a result of the incident. Representatives of the group skipped a meeting about Bester’s escape in parliament earlier this week. G4S has been contacted by the BBC for comment. Over the previous year, numerous sightings of Bester have been recorded, including reports that he was doing his food shopping in a wealthy Johannesburg suburb while residing in a rented home. South Africa, which has one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the world, was outraged by Bester’s escape.