Thabo Bester: from jail cell to million-rand mansions

‘Facebook rapist’ pulls off second audacious escape, this time from posh Joburg mansion where he'd been hiding in plain sight

26 March 2023 - 00:05

Fugitive Facebook rapist and murderer Thabo Bester has been living it up in a R12m luxury home in Hyde Park in Johannesburg’s plush northern suburbs since he supposedly died in a fire in Mangaung prison in May last year...

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