Thabo Bester Prison Escape: Tembisa Community Seeks Answers In Tragic Katlego Mpholo Death
Tembisa residents are still looking for answers about the terrible death of Katlego Mpholo, a 31-year-old citizen whose body was used to stage the death of convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester. Mpholo’s body was smuggled into Mangaung prison and deposited in Bester’s cell before being charred beyond recognition during a pre-planned fire. Bester was able to escape from prison thanks to the fire.
Mpholo’s charred body was identified by DNA testing. In a news conference, Police Minister Bheki Cele disclosed that Mpholo was brutally murdered before his body was brought into the prison. He indicated that the fatal injuries were inflicted with a blunt instrument, necessitating a murder probe.
Mpholo’s family and friends are in anguish due to the horrific crime that led to his murder. Mpholo was a son, a father of two small children, a Bloemfontein Celtic fan, and Thando Boleme’s devoted companion. The community is now interested in learning more about Mpholo’s life, hopes, and objectives prior to his tragically intertwining with Bester’s.
Thabo Bester was serving a life sentence when he escaped. He was branded the “Facebook rapist” because he used the social media network to entice women with the promise of worldwide modeling prospects. Bester would then rob and rape the ladies at knifepoint, killing at least one of them.
Bester and his partner, famed aesthetics doctor Nandipha Magudumana, were eventually apprehended in Tanzania. Magudumana’s father, Zolile Sekeleni, former G4S employee Senohe Matsoara, camera installer Teboho Lipholo, and G4S guard Motanyane John Masukela all helped him escape.
Katlego Mpholo’s family is now seeking answers and seeking justice for their lost loved one. They intend to file police reports against the state, Bester, and his accomplice Nandipha Magudumana. The Tembisa community is still heartbroken and enraged over the unfortunate death of Katlego Mpholo.