Modidima Mannya | The rot behind the Thabo Bester saga

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Thabo Bester after his arrest in Tanzania last week. Photo: Supplied
Thabo Bester after his arrest in Tanzania last week. Photo: Supplied


The dead and alive Thabo Bester joins the list of recalcitrant criminals who, in addition to having committed crimes for which they were sentenced, continue to be a headache to government and society.

Another escape master was Ananias Mathe, a convicted rapist who caused major problems as he evaded officers multiple times in his quest for freedom. Mathe, once dubbed Houdini, escaped from Kgosi Mampuru C-Max Prison in Pretoria, which is regarded as a super prison.

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