Articles for Marecia Damons

Thabo Bester ran a glamorous media company from prison

Joburg high society attended the luxurious launch of Bester’s company

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Feature | 24 March 2023

Thabo Bester saga: Nandipha Magudumana abandons her rented mansion

Landlord tried to stop associates of Magudumana from removing some of the household contents

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News | 23 March 2023

Thabo Bester saga: Prison department denies it has autopsy report. Here it is!

The autopsy was completed a day after the fire and found that the man was dead before his body was burnt

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News | 18 March 2023

More evidence links Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana

“If these reports are found to be true, this would prove to be the most sensational escape in the history of our nation” says ministerial spokesperson

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News | 17 March 2023

Man resembling Thabo Bester spotted in Sandton, nearly two months after his supposed death in prison fire

Woman in photo could be celebrity doctor Nandipha Magudumana

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News | 16 March 2023

Did the Facebook rapist die in his cell? Or did he escape from prison?

Extraordinary evidence raises doubts about the claim that Thabo Bester died in a fire at Mangaung prison in May 2022

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Feature | 15 March 2023

Budget: social grants go up, but not as much as inflation

Covid grant budget slashed by R8-billion


News | 22 February 2023

Over a million people who qualify for the R350 grant aren’t getting it

Only 85% of all approved beneficiaries are being paid, Parliament hears


News | 15 February 2023

“A state of destruction”: Activists gather at SONA to demand an end to rolling blackouts

President Ramaphosa announces state of disaster to deal with energy crisis during his State of the Nation Address this evening


News | 9 February 2023

Man dragged naked from his shack sues City of Cape Town for R1.4m

Launch of campaign to “expose law enforcement brutality”


News | 8 February 2023

Concern over teenage pregnancies and school dropouts in Northern Cape

Without enough community, family and school support, pregnant learners struggle to finish their schooling


News | 7 February 2023

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

“[They] treated me like a dog” says Bulelani Qolani


News | 2 February 2023

Ocean View teen wins silver at badminton tournament in Mauritius

Micheala Ohlson made it to the tournament in Mauritius thanks to fund-raising


Brief | 26 January 2023

School dropout crisis in Northern Cape municipality

Report finds that only half the learners who start primary school reach high school, and of these only 15% pass matric in the Joe Morolong Local Municipality


News | 24 January 2023

Murder at Mangaung Prison: Leaked report shows ‘Facebook rapist’ was dead before a fire broke out in his cell

Leaked documents show that Thabo Bester was already dead before a fire broke out in his cell


News | 20 January 2023

Fire Gwede Mantashe, say activists

Civil society groups plan mass action against electricity tariff hike and blackouts


News | 19 January 2023