Celebrity doctor Dr. Pashy opens up about getting scammed by Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana. She said she paid millions to work with Oprah Winfrey.
The Thabo Bester case has been all anyone can talk about these days. Mzansi was stunned to hear how he and Nandipha Magudumana swindled celebrity doctor Dr. Pashy. She told SABC News about meeting Magudumana via social media.
“We just clicked, and then we started sending each direct messages, and then it went on WhatsApp,” Magudumana told her about a business proposition with her international media and marketing company, managed by Nkwana, a South African businessman living in the US. This was indeed Bester using an alias.
“He introduced himself to me as TK Nkwana, a South African businessman who was now based in the US, and said he had good relations with the likes of Oprah Winfrey as he was also a part of the team that was organizing her coming to South Africa for the Global Citizen concert,”
She said he promised to give her organisation Power Women, an international status. She signed a contract with Vibes International, registered in Magudumana’s name, with the promise that she’d work with Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King, who would be a guest speaker at a women’s conference Magudumana was planning.
About trusting Nandipha, she said, “Being a medical doctor automatically comes with principles; you are in a principled career, a career of value and ethics. So I didn’t think that she would sabotage me because she had a lot to lose; she had a career and her own things. I trusted that she was going to do as we had agreed,“
She said she sent millions to them (into an account registered to Magudumana) as part of the plan for the conference, and they would pray together because of the delays. She opened a case when she realized she’d been conned.
“I laid a criminal case, and we are busy with the civil case to try to recover the funds. I can confirm that, yes, it was millions.”