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Zimbabwean national arrested in connection with Thabo Bester prison escape saga

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In the case of Thabo Bester’s escape from prison, the police have arrested a 31-year-old male national of Zimbabwe on Sunday morning in Johannesburg.

Bester – who escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Centre last year and fled South Africa upon detection but was later rearrested in Tanzania.

Arrest

National police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says at this stage, the suspect faces a charge of assisting an inmate to escape from lawful custody.

Nine people have so far been arrested in this case.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 13 June 2023.

“The possibility of police effecting more arrests cannot be ruled out.” said Mathe

 

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