Clothes, food and calls — Thabo Bester’s grievances with prison

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Convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester has complained that prison is denying him his own clothing, calls and diabetic food.
Bester and his girlfriend Nandipha Magudumana, with seven co-accused, face charges ranging from fraud to violation of a corpse and arson. 
Bester, Magudumana and one other accused are in custody while the rest are out on bail.
His legal representative told the court about Bester’s unhappiness in prison, including that he is diabetic and needs suitable food. He refused breakfast on Wednesday on those grounds.
He was also refused phone calls, including on Tuesday, the day before he appeared in court.
Bester’s lawyer said he would prefer to wear clothing of his choice, not prison clothes.
The Free State High Court postponed the case to June 5.
21 Feb 5AM English South Africa News · Daily News

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