OUTA Insights: Massive corruption at Mangaung prison exposed, and then covered up again. Why?

It was a week of high drama after the "dead" Facebook rapist, Thabo Bester, was arrested in Tanzania along with his celebrity doctor girlfriend Dr Nandipha Magudumana. This left officials of the Departments of Justice and Correctional Services, as well as the SAPS and G4S private prison executives with red faces and a lot of questions to answer, since they have all apparently been aware of Bester's daring escape for months. While most South Africans are stunned by many of the revelations, very little of this is a surprise to investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins, author of The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison, that exposes multinational company G4S' corruption at the Mangaung prison. She speaks to Ilse Salzwedel.
14 Apr 2023 English South Africa Politics

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