Gloria Motsoere9 March 2024 | 12:25

Showmax hit with another letter of demand after Bester lawyers also request docu-series copy

The docu-series hit another snag after the convicted rapist and murder made a similar demand as his co-accused, Nandipha Magudumana, threatening legal action if Showmax doesn't comply.

Showmax hit with another letter of demand after Bester lawyers also request docu-series copy

Convicted killer and rapist Thabo Bester appeared before the Bloemfontein High Court on 21 February 2024. Picture: Jacques Nelles / Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Streaming service Showmax was slapped with another letter of demand, this time from the lawyers of convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester, who are demanding a copy of a docu-series based on his prison escape, Tracking Thabo Bester.

Bester's co-accused Nandipha Magudumana, through her legal representatives, made a similar demand, arguing that she did not give the MultiChoice-owned service permission to produce or broadcast the documentary.

The documentary is scheduled for broadcast on Showmax on 15 and 22 March respectively.

Both complainants gave Showmax until Saturday afternoon to hand over the copy, threatening legal action should it fail to do so.

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Making the same demands as Magudumana's lawyers, the Motsatsi Kalil Law Firm said should a copy of the series not be handed over, it will take the matter to court on an urgent basis to protect Bester's rights.

The law firm argues that Bester was not interviewed by anyone from Showmax, and it does not know who stands to benefit financially from the documentary.

The streaming service confirmed that it received Magudumana's letter. However, it did not indicate whether it would be handing over copies of the docu-series.

Bester escaped from jail in 2022 in an operation allegedly aided by his girlfriend, Magudumana.

They were both arrested in Tanzania in 2023 after fleeing South Africa.

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