Africa Crime

SA Cops Raid Hyde Park Mansion In Search Of Thabo Bester

It is understood the pair had been living a lavish lifestyle in the plush suburb before escaping about three weeks ago.

It is understood police, acting on new information, obtained a search warrant to search the property valued at R12 million.

Forensic investigators could be seen carrying plastic bags filled with evidence out of the property and loading into State vehicles.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Althelenda Mathe would not provide many details of the raid, maintaining police need their space to conduct investigations.

“As the Saps [South African Police Service] we are reiterating that we won’t at this stage give a blow-by-blow update on the progress of investigations. We once again urge the media to give the detectives space to do their work.”

After staging his death in a prison fire, Bester escaped from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in May 2022.

Source: EWN