Bester was incarcerated in the privately run maximum-security Mangaung prison, which is run by G4S.
According to G4S Prison Services, three employees at the Mangaung jail were let go between September 2022 and January 2023.
“On 3 May 2022, G4S Correction Services (SA) notified the department of correctional services (DCS) and the SA Police Service (SAPS) of a fire at a Mangaung Correctional Centre (MCC) and the tragic death of a prisoner.
“On 5 May, after an initial investigation, G4S Correction Services (SA) alerted SAPS to a number of concerns surrounding the circumstances of the fire. SAPS were supplied with relevant information and evidence.
“Three employees at MCC were suspended shortly after the incident. These employees were subsequently dismissed in September 2022, December 2022 and January 2023 respectively for matters relating to their conduct on the evening of 3 May 2022,” G4S said in a statement.
According to Ground Up investigative reporter Oliver Meth, circumstantial evidence shows that three jail officials, two high ranking politicians, were involved prison escape of a convicted murderer and rapist named Thabo Bester.
Taking to social media, Penuel, revealed the gist.
Penuel wrote: “I’m hearing rumours that Mac G & Sol conducted an interview with a whistleblower around the Thabo Bester case… but have been told to not release the footage, because it implicates high up ppl in the police & elsewhere.
Is this true?
How did Bushiri leave SA?
And Al Bashir?”