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Parliament's portfolio committee on correctional services should be urgently recalled to Cape Town to be briefed on Annanias Mathe's escape from the C-Max prison in Pretoria, the DA said yesterday.
Sunday Times reported that Mathe, pictured above, did not use Vaseline to slip out of his cell window but walked out after paying warders an R80000 bribe.
DA spokesman James Selfe said he had contacted Dennis Bloem, chairman of the committee, with a request to call the committee back to parliament.
Said Selfe: "Mathe's escape from C-Max, supposedly the most secure prison in South Africa, was an embarrassment to the correctional services department and to the thousands of honest and hard-working warders employed in our correctional facilities."
Mathe escaped on November 18 and was recaptured last week.
He faces more than 60 charges of attempted murder, murder, rape, hijacking, housebreaking and armed robbery.
Sunday Times reported that the bribe was allegedly paid to warders by Mathe's gang after they raised the money in Mozambique.
Mathe's gang allegedly earlier paid R15 000 to get him out of the Johannesburg Central prison.
Eight correctional services officials have been suspended over the escape. - Sapa