Mzansi can’t help but react to jaw-dropping ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’ documentary

Mzansi is glued to the screen as Showmax streams ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’. Picture: Supplied

Mzansi is glued to the screen as Showmax streams ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’. Picture: Supplied

Published Mar 15, 2024


South Africans have their popcorn out and they are glued into Showmax’s newest documentary ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’.

The ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’ documentary aired on Showmax, on Friday afternoon after the Johannesburg High Court dismissed applications by Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana to stop the public from watching the documentary.

The first two episodes of ‘Tracking Thabo Bester' are streaming exclusively on Showmax and true crime lovers are tuned in to the story of the criminal and his lover, a once popular aesthetics doctor, who ran a successful practise.

The fascinating documentary sheds light on the allegations against Bester and Magudumana and allows the public the opportunity to make up their own minds and form opinions about what took place.

@NeoMerafi said: “30min in, the drama…. Big respect to Nathi, Nandipha’s brother, he had big balls to confront Bester. @ShowmaxOnline #TrackingThaboBester.”

The documentary starts at the beginning of the story’s unravelling when GroundUp journalists Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn investigate an anonymous tip-off that the burnt body at Mangaung Correctional Centre may not have been Bester.

Nkosinathi Sekeleni, Nandipha’s older brother, who exposed Magudumana’s relationship with the infamous Facebook rapist, features in the documentary.

Through the recent court proceedings it has been revealed that Sekeleni was paid R30,000 for the "exclusive rights" to his story and for "sourcing materials from his childhood that were relevant to his interviews".

Bester and Magudumana had the country aghast last year as the story of Bester’s grand escape and his high living life with Magudumana unfolded, right through to them fleeing the country and being extradited from Tanzania.

It’s no surprise Bester and Magudumana made the list of Google’s most searched people in 2023. The whole country obsessed over Bestermania and the stormy tale of love, murder, deception and corruption.

Will you be watching ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’ on Showmax?

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