Facebook rapist and murderer, Thabo Bester, claims that his luxury items taken when he was arrested in Tanzania are missing.
Among the items worth thousands of rand is an iPhone 14 Pro Max, a marriage ring, a Rolex watch and cash in several currencies.
Bester, dubbed South Africa’s Houdini, finally joined his 11 co-accused for the first time since his arrest in the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Tuesday.
Subtle jeers and cheers filled the courtroom as he walked in to sit next to his lover, Dr Nandipha Magudumana, who clung to his hand while whispering into his ear.
— Silindelo Masikane (@Sli_Masikane) August 8, 2023
Bester’s lawyer provided the court with a list of officers who should know of the fugitive’s alleged missing items.
The items which are missing include:
– Iphone 14 Pro Max worth R36 000
– Samsung S23 worth R32 000
– Samsung Z4 worth R40 000
– iPod 16 worth R18 000
– Macbook Air 16 worth R12 500
-Macbook Pro 16 worth R34 600
– Burberry cardholder worth R15 500
– Burberry sunglasses worth R11 500
-Tom Ford sunglasses worth R9 500
– HP Laptop worth R41 000
– Louis Vuitton laptop bag worth R51 000
– Marriage ring worth R350 000
– Two AP watches worth R2.5 million
– Two FM watches worth R2.5 million
– 2 Rolex O watches worth R2.6 million
Bester’s lawyer also told the court that there is a significant amount of cash that is missing.
“R295 000, 36 000 US dollars, 7 million in Tanzanian currency, 1.4 million in Zambian currency, 500 000 European Pounds.”
It is alleged that Bester reported all the missing items at the Lanseria Police Station.
The brazen criminal has also complained about being ill-treated at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre, where he is detained.
His lawyer told the magistrate presiding over the case that he spends 23 hours a day handcuffed in his cell.
The matter was postponed for further investigations and will return to court on the 11th of October.
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza