Dr Pashy questioned about Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana
Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, said two of Dr Pashy’s passports was found in the possession of Magudumana during her arrest.
Questions have been raised about the relationship between Magudumana and Dr Pashy, an anaesthetist based in Pretoria. Photo: Instagram/Dr Pashy
The Citizen has learnt that Dr Mmereka Patience Martha Ntshani’s also known as Dr Pashy presented herself for questioning following the arrest of convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester and his girlfriend Dr Nandipha Magudumana.
On Friday, Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, said two of Dr Pashy’s passports was found in the possession of Magudumana during her arrest.
Dr Pashy’s passports
According to a Tanzanian source, the travel documents were found in Dr Nandipha’s luggage when the couple was arrested approximately 10km from the Kenyan border.
“The one passport expired in 2022 and the other passport is expiring in 2029. Both were issued to Dr Pashy. They are authentic South African issued passports,” the source said.
According to another source, Dr Pashy was questioned about Bester and Magudumana.
“She provided a statement and released,” the source said.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe said the investigations into Bester and Magudumana is ongoing.
“This is an ongoing investigation, police will time and again question persons of interest or those that have links to the suspects. It’s part of investigations.”
Dr Pashy response
The Citizen sent a list of questions to Dr Pashy regarding the relationship between her and Dr Nandipha and whether she was aware of the couple’s activities.
Dr Pashy on Friday told The Citizen that she has been advised not to talk to the media.
“Thank you for your text but on the advice of my attorney I will not be discussing this matter with the media at this stage,” she said.
Bester and Magudumana arrived back in South Africa on Thursday.
Bester, faked his own death with Magudumana’s help to facilitate an audacious break from the Mangaung Correctional Centre in May last year.
The pair have been on the run since photos of Bester and Magudumana shopping for free chicken in an upmarket Joburg Woolworths, surfaced online earlier this year.
Bester and Magudumana were caught in Arusha, Tanzania on Wednesday and were extradited to South Africa on a private jet on Thursday morning.