Drama continues: Twitter users revisit claims that Simz Ngema was Thabo Bester’s mistress

‘Love triangle’. Social media users are sharing their conspiracy theories surrounding Simz Ngema and Thabo Bester following her statement.

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Following actress Simphiwe Simz Ngema’s recent admission that she visited convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester in prison in 2018, social media users have been speculating about the nature of their relationship. Despite Ngema’s insistence that the visit was strictly business-related and that she was there to demand money and answers from Bester, some Twitter users have been voicing conspiracy theories that suggest the two may have been romantically involved.

These wild allegations have been fueled by reports that Bester allegedly cheated on his partner Nandipha Magudumana with a mystery woman. According to TimesLive, property developers claimed that using an alias, Bester rented a home for his supposed “mistress.” This has led some Twitter users to revisit these reports and speculate whether Ngema could have been the mystery woman.

Simphiwe Ngema and Thabo Bester: Image source @Instagram

More than business

After actress Simz Ngema posted and quickly deleted a statement on Instagram, social media was abuzz with speculation about her relationship with the convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester. In her statement, Simz explained that Bester had hired her under the alias TK Motsepe to make appearances at events organized by his 21st Century Media company. However, this explanation did little to quell the rumours and speculation swirling around her connection to Bester.


On Twitter, however, many users claim that Bester and Ngema were more than business associates.

@sirboring_26: “She knew he was Thabo Bester and wanted to profit from the scheme. She’s the side chick to Dr Nandipha.”

@Bee_Loco: “Simz, like Nandipha, was in a relationship with Bester. She probably believed some story about him being innocent and wrongfully accused, and she was also cashing in, so she kept quiet.”

@Ngwenya_PJ: “Love triangle here, Thabo, Simphiwe, and Nandipha”



The mistress and the million-rand property

According to a report by TimesLive, Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana began renting multiple multi-million rand properties from developers 4Tune in 2020, using the alias TK Nwana. However, one of these properties was allegedly intended for another woman. An anonymous source told the publication that Bester had claimed the woman was a staff member, but when the source visited the apartment, the woman said she was renting from TK and believed him to be the owner. After being shown that 4Tune was, in fact, the owner, the woman was evicted after a month of non-payment.

The source went on to claim that, according to Nandipha, the woman was actually Bester’s mistress. This revelation reportedly caused Nandipha to become very upset.


Following her husband Dumisani Masilela’s death in 2017, Simza was hired to work for 21st Century Media.

In 2019, she began a relationship with Zimbabwean model Tino Chinyana. In 2020, they announced that they were expecting their first child together.

The relationship between Thabo Bester and Simz Ngema

In a statement dropped on Wednesday morning Simz Ngema admitted to having visited murderer Thabo Bester in jail in 2018. Bester had introduced himself to her as TK Motsepe and had hired her for several appearances, for which he still owed her money. In the same year, Bester formed a multi-million rand company called 21st Century Media, which had a lavish launch in Sandton attended by numerous celebrities.

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