Houdini Man: The Life and Crimes of Ananias Mathe (2013)Crime · 1 January 2013
Dubbed "Houdini" for his miraculous escape,Ananias Mathe is the first person to have escaped from Pretoria's C-Max prison. In just three days he single-handedly burgled 28 houses and poisoned 17 dogs in a small South African town. He created havoc in the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, raping 20 women and robbing over 30 houses, often assaulting the families too. This story traces the crimes of Ananias Mathe back to the start and reveals a real modern day Houdini who stunned South Africa with his cunning escapes.
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