Dr Nandipha Magudumana attacked in prison

Reports emerge of a vicious attack on Dr Nandipha Magudumana within the confines of Kroonstad Correctional Centre.
Allegedly, two inmates instigated the assault, sending shockwaves through the facility.Advocate Mochini Motloung, Dr Magudumana’s legal representative, confirmed this distressing incident during a conversation with eNCA.
Motloung disclosed that he received distressing news of the assault on Monday morning directly from his client.
The assailants, reportedly one being a traditional healer and the other grappling with mental health issues, orchestrated the brutal attack.
Despite Motloung’s efforts to seek clarity from prison authorities, his attempts yielded no information.

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“I received a call from my client informing me of the incident. I tried to do a follow-up with the head of the prison but to no avail,”

Furthermore, it surfaced that threats against Dr Magudumana’s safety had been looming for a considerable period. Despite her efforts to report these threats, no preventative measures were taken.

Response from Correctional Services

Requests for comments directed towards Singabakho Nxumalo, spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services, remained unanswered at the time of this report.

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Health Concerns Amidst Legal Struggles

Dr Nandipha Magudumana’s journey since her arrest has been fraught with challenges. Following the rejection of her bail application last October, she endured a collapse within the confines of Parkroad Police Station.


Subsequently, she was transferred to holding cells at Bloemfontein Magistrates Court.

Expressing grave concern, Motloung highlighted Dr Magudumana’s deteriorating health, noting her distress and the inhumane treatment she endures.


He refrained from disclosing further details to prevent exacerbating her plight, underlining that such treatment stemmed solely from her status as Dr Nandipha Magudumana.

“She is not well, she is literally on the floor. I don’t even want to divulge any information that might further humiliate her…She is being treated in the most inhumane manner just because she is Dr. Nandipha Magudumana,”

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