Mr Slippery is very frail

The "Houdini of C Max Prison", who was rearrested last month after he escaped, appeared briefly in the Pretoria magistrates' court yesterday.

Annanias Mathe, 29, looking meek and frail, had chains around his legs and was handcuffed. Mathe, who has been charged with escaping from prison, wanted an interpreter.

The notorious criminal, who escaped after rubbing himself with petroleum jelly, will appear in court on March 14 . - Pertunia Ratsatsi