Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s brother says Thabo Bester threatened to kill him

The brother of celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana says he knew nothing about the audacious Thabo Bester prison escape plan, the dodgy businesses and that he never ever met the “Facebook Rapist” in person.

Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana. Picture: Se-Anne Rall

Nkosinathi Sekeleni says he believes Magudumana, who is now separated from her husband, Dr Mkhuseli Magudumana, was lured into the mysterious relationship with Bester.

He said he believed his sister was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome (a psychological syndrome in which a person being held captive begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor) and was angry that she had exposed her two daughters to Bester, “the monster”.

Sekeleni, who spoke to news broadcaster eNCA on Monday, said Bester, who was introduced to him as Magudumana’s New York-based business mentor, threatened to kill him on more than one occasion.

In one occasion, his wife and son had to flee the R12 million Hyde Park mansion in the middle of the night after he had got into an argument over the phone with Bester.

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