Serial rapist Ananias Mathe died of natural causes - correctional services dept

2016-12-28 17:25
Ananias Mathe (File, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - The department of correctional services said on Wednesday that the country's most notorious inmate, Ananias Mathe, had died of natural causes.

"[We] wish to inform and confirm the death of offender Ananias Mathe who died at the King Edward Hospital in Durban," a statement by the department said.

"Mathe died yesterday [Tuesday] on the 27th of December, 2016, at 16:30 due to natural causes."

READ: 'I still remember what he smelled like' - Mathe victim

Mathe received treatment at the Edendale Hospital, before he was admitted at the King Edward Hospital in Durban on December 23 for an operation.

The department was unable to confirm Mathe’s age.  

Mozambican-born Mathe was convicted of rape, murder and house robbery, and was known for several escape attempts from maximum security prisons across the country.

In 2006, Mathe allegedly escaped from Pretoria C-Max Prison by using petroleum jelly to squeeze through prison bars.

According to the department, Mathe had been ill for about a month.

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