Jun 22, 2024
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Thabo Bester recieves ID from Home affairs

Thabo Bester, the announced murderer and rapist, has been issued with an identification card. Home affairs minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday confirmed convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester has officially been issued with a South African identity card.

Motsoaledi was briefing the media on Monday regarding Bester’s identity status.

“The department conducted an extensive investigation, including interviewing Bester’s mother. He was issued with an ID on May 17 and his name has been entered in the national population register, ending many years of being unidentified.

“Identification is at the heart of the security of the country,” Motsoaledi said.

He said the department started the process by issuing Bester with a birth certificate on May 15, as his birth was not registered when he was born in 1986 at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.