Q&A with correctional services commissioner Makgothi Thobakgale on Thabo Bester's escape

The department of correctional services has belatedly conceded that convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester didn’t die in a fire in his cell at Mangaung Correctional Centre but escaped. Chris Barron asked DCS commissioner Makgothi Thobakgale ...

02 April 2023 - 00:00 By CHRIS BARRON

Why did it take the department so long to decide that Bester had pulled off a “well-calculated and organised” escape?..

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