Phelo Mtala escaped police custody on 17 May when he pretended to be another accused who was set to be released on that day.
Mtala was convicted of three murders and three counts of the illegal possession of a firearm.
He was supposed to return to Pollsmoor Prison after his court appearance, but managed to flous cops and escaped.
However, dedicated police officers working tirelessly to catch him made a breakthrough in Durbanville and nabbed him on Tuesday night.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said he was spotted driving a car and was pulled over.
“The convicted escapee was arrested after his vehicle was pulled over in Durbanville while he was on his way back from Malmesbury.
“During the arrest the accused was with two women and a man.
“Since he escaped from Wynberg Magistrate's Court the team had sleepless nights in pursuit of him. With the help of brave informers, police pounced on him,” Rwexana said.
Mtala appeared on Wednesday at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for escaping lawful custody.
The occupants in the vehicle also face charges, Sergeant Rwexana said.
“He is expected to appear in court for escaping lawful custody and will also be requisitioned from Pollsmoor to the Western Cape High Court for his other cases.
“The other three occupants will also be charged for aiding and harbouring a convicted criminal,” Rwexana added.
Mtala’s lawyer, Advocate Mohamed Sibda, who previously said he was recusing himself from his client on Wednesday, says he will now be reinstated.