Trailer for Thabo Bester's documentary released

Trailer for Thabo Bester's documentary released

Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha’s story will be shared in a documentary premiering this month, March.

Showmax finally answered the calls for a documentary after Thabo and the doctor got arrested in 2023.

The streaming platform released the trailer for the true-crime documentary ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’.

Thabo Bester was the most searched person in South Africa on Google in 2023, with his co-accused, Dr Nandipha Magudumana, just behind in fourth place, as the whole country obsessed over Bestermania and the stormy tale of love, murder, deception and corruption.

The documentary is produced by local true-crime pioneers IdeaCandy, the production company behind the SAFTA-winning Devilsdorp, the Sanlam Group Financial Journalist of the Year-winning Steinheist, and the Showmax true-crime record breaker Rosemary’s Hitlist.

Their four-part investigation screens in two halves on Showmax on 15 and 22 March 2024.

The first episode follows GroundUp journalists Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn as they investigate an anonymous tip off that the burnt body at Mangaung Correctional Centre may not have been Bester. Damons and Steyn went on to win the prestigious Nat Nakasa Award and share the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for breaking the jaw-dropping story and its biggest plot twists. They also co-wrote the bestselling book The Thabo Bester Story: The Facebook Rapist, the Celebrity Doctor and the Escape from Cell 35.

Watch the trailer below: