Cops hunt for Mathe

Police were following "good leads" yesterday on the whereabouts of the Mozambican national who escaped from Pretoria's C-Max prison at the weekend.

Police were following "good leads" yesterday on the whereabouts of the Mozambican national who escaped from Pretoria's C-Max prison at the weekend.

"We haven't found him yet. We are still following leads, but they are good leads," investigating officer Captain Arnold Boonstra said yesterday.

Awaiting trial prisoner Ananias Mathe, 29, escaped from the country's most secure prison on Saturday. It is believed the notorious gangster covered his naked body with petroleum jelly to slip through a small window.

lMathe faced 51 charges, including murder, attempted murder, rape, hijacking and armed robbery. - Sapa

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