A South African court has dismissed an urgent application against the arrest of Nandipha Magudumana, a celebrity doctor who is the girlfriend and alleged accomplice of a convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester.
She wanted the court to declare her arrest in Tanzania illegal, saying due process was not followed.
While agreeing that certain aspects of the arrest were flawed, Judge Phillip Loubser found Dr Magudumana “was aware of the charges that would be levelled against her in South Africa.
“She consented to her removal. I find the application cannot succeed. It is dismissed with costs,” he said.
Dr Magudumana will be held in custody and will continue to face several charges related to allegedly helping Bester escape from prison last May.
Her legal team has said they will study the judgment and take instructions from Dr Magudumana on how to proceed.
“An appeal is not off the table,” her lawyer said.