Mathe's death sparks little sympathy on Twitter

2016-12-28 14:16

Cape Town - A range of unsympathetic posts have surfaced on Twitter following the death of notorious criminal and prison escapee Ananias Mathe, who was convicted of several crimes, including rape, murder and house robbery.

Mathe, from Mozambique, reportedly died on Tuesday.

According to Times LIVE, the cause of death was related to an alleged three-month "digestive issue"which led to his hospitalisation on several occasions.

He was particularly known for several attempts to escape from maximum security prisons across the South Africa, his most recent attempt being earlier this year when he tried to escape from Ebongweni C-Max Prison near Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal. 

It seems as if Twitter users find the death of Mathe to be beyond belief, considering his infamous reputation acquired over the past 10 years, relating to his successful prison escapes. 

Here are some of the recent tweets people have shared on Twitter.

According to reports, Mathe was believed to have used petroleum jelly (commonly known as Vaseline) on his body to make his escape through the bars of his prison cell. 

Twitter users took it a step further and started tweeting around the hashtag #IWouldAlsoPrisonBreakIf, following more humorous tweets. The hashtag was trending on Wednesday morning. 

Here are some tweets they shared using the hashtag.

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