Dr Nandipha Magudumana has released a statement that left Mzansi shocked.

Magudumana is behind bars for helping a convicted r_apist and murderer Thabo Bester to escape from Mangaung Maximum prison last year.



Friends and family, It is with a deep humility and respect to share this piece of communication with you.

It’s been a few months since my illegal incarceration at Bizzah Makhete Correctional Centre in Kroonstad but I would like to assure you that I am holding on, in faith. The deep conversations I’ve been having with God give me strength with each passing day.

Though the last few weeks have not been easy I am more convinced than ever that there is a reason and a purpose for everything.

To my family and the people that have been supporting and praying for me, thank you very much. May the Almighty shine His face on you and give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Through my lawyers, I am aware of the many untrue statements, narratives and conclusions surrounding my arrest and I will deal with such at a more appropriate level.

As women’s month comes to an end I’m reminded about the struggles women face in our country. In the near future I will soon be in a position to give you deeper insight on the following:

The many painful times I have suffered physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse at the hands of powerful men, including some of the most powerful & prominent families in South Africa currently occupying the highest offices in government and business.

• My painful experience at the correctional facility including the plight of woman inmates and the violation of their human rights.

• The merits concerning the allegations against me and the events which transpired in Tanzania are currently before the courts and will also be addressed at a more appropriate time.

I am also aware of the various productions being shot about my life, and I’d like to categorically state that if my voice or that of my legal team is not represented, there is likely no truth or credibility to that story. I have conditionally granted a black woman owned production company from South Africa exclusive rights to my story and our lawyers are finalising the paperwork.

Lastly and most importantly, to my beautiful children, I miss you so much and mommy loves you. Mommy is fighting with everything she has to be with you again. I will see you soon.

With humility, again, thank you wholeheartedly for your kind wishes and prayers.


Dr Nandipha Magudumana