'Facebook rapist' in court for murder

2012-04-26 12:22
Cape Town - Thabo Bester, the man dubbed the "Facebook rapist", appeared briefly in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday in connection with a model's murder.

Judge Robert Henney postponed the matter to May 2 for a plea and sentencing agreement.

Bester stands accused of murdering 26-year-old model Nomfundu Tyulu in Milnerton, Cape Town, in September last year. She was found stabbed in the chest in a room in a bed and breakfast.

He was sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment by a Durban court in October for raping and robbing two models.

Six correctional services guards surrounded Bester in court and later led him away, shackled, to be returned to Pollsmoor Prison.

He was dubbed the "Facebook rapist" because he used the website to get women to meet him. He sent them messages that international modelling scouts were interested in them and then met them in person. Armed with a knife, he then raped and robbed them
 
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