Dr Nandipha court case
Dr Nandipha Magudumana in court. Images: Twitter/@am_blujay

For the second consecutive time, Nandipha Magudumana has made a glamorous court appearance – but who is responsible for her prison glow-up?

The woman linked to convicted criminal Thabo Bester arrived at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court with a full face beat, neatly-styled braids, and even a set of fresh acrylic nails!

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The celebrity aesthetics doctor – who sported a bold red lip – even wore her now trademark tracksuit look, courtesy of sports brand Nike.

According to TimesLive, Dr Nandipha paused her bail application in light of new evidence. She will make her next court appearance on 16 May.


Unlike her previous court appearance, Nandipha Magudumana took her glam look up a level. The skin doctor swapped a tinted moisturiser for full-cover foundation. She also ditched a natural lip colour for bold red lipstick.

She also opted for eye makeup and bold brows – and even worked in some highlighter for a bronzed beauty look!

Nandipha styled her box braids into a chic half-up, half-down, complete with laid edges.

Take a look…

Dr Nandi Magudumana rocked red lips and a cat eye in court today. Images via Twitter: @advobarryroux
Dr Nandi Magudumana rocked red lips and a cat eye in court today. Images via Twitter: @advobarryroux


It was no surprise that the skin specialist has naturally beautiful skin and nails. But clearly, the mom of two had some help in the beauty department, particularly whilst in police custody.

According to one Twitter user, Nandipha frequents a hair and beauty salon at the Kroonstad female prison, where she is held.

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Another added: “Women who can do make-up get the coins by offering these services.”

Other Twitter users claimed that make-up was permitted in prison, provided it is not contraband.

According to an official report on prison conditions, a hair and beauty salon is located at the Kroonstad female prison. Human Rights Watch claims that inmates are also offered vocational training in hairdressing and beauty.


Meanwhile, social media users are comparing Nandipha’s glam appearance to that of Rosemary Ndlovu, who has seemingly undergone a “makeover” while behind bars.

The convicted murderer – imprisoned at Kgosi Mampuru – has shown off false lashes, a full face of make-up and new hairstyles in recent appearances.

Rosemary – a former police officer – is currently serving six life sentences for the murder of six people in an insurance fraud scheme. According to News24, she is accused of plotting the murders of three more people.

This article was originally published by Megan van den Heever.