Western Cape police on Tuesday rearrested convicted murderer Phelo Mtala, after he was accidentally released from the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last month.
Mtala was released after allegedly putting his fingerprints on somebody else’s release form.
He was rearrested after the vehicle he was travelling in from Malmesbury was pulled over by police in Durbanville.
Police found Mtala in the company of two women and a man, who will be charged for aiding and harbouring a convicted criminal.
Mtala is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court once he is charged for escaping custody.
He will be requisitioned from Pollsmoor Prison to the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court for his other cases.