top of page

DNA 'doesn't confirm' body found in prison is Thabo Bester's

Police minister Bheki Cele says police are searching for convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester after DNA seemingly confirmed the charred body found in a Bloemfontein prison last year was not his.

Cele was briefing the media on Friday on the police's readiness before Monday's planned “national shutdown” by the EFF when he was questioned about claims that Bester may be alive.

“We have the ... head of intelligence in the province [Gauteng] and the detectives, they are working on the matter. Already they are finding some indications, including the DNA does not confirm that's the same person,” he said.

“It looks like [the] DNA doesn't confirm that the person that was found dead there is the same person. So it might be correct to say that somebody is out there. That's why the police are investigating ... [and] trying to find that person.”

Read more here:


bottom of page