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[READ] G4S, SAPS & JICS Full Reports on Thabo Bester's Escape

16 April 2023
Days after convicted rapist and murderer, Thabo Bester was arrested, G4S appeared before parliament to explain what went wrong.
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He was a convicted murderer and serial rapist serving time in a maximum security prison. She was a seemingly successful and influential doctor. And together they planned one of the most brazen prison breaks in the history of South Africa.ย Now, questions are being asked by the public, journalists and government as more details surrounding this grand prison break come to light. On Wednesday 12 April 2023, private security company and owner of the private Mangaung prison in the Free State appeared before Parliament to answer some tough questions. The company, along with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS),ย submitted the following reports to Parliament consisting of timelines, internal investigations and actions taken following the Bester's escape.ย 

JICS Timeline of Events

G4S Report to Parliament

G4S Portfolio Committee Briefing

SAPS Report to Parliament