Johannesburg - Serial escapee Bongani Moyo and three others will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Moyo's last court appearance was via a video link from prison, with co-accused Leon Ncube, Khumbulani Sibanda and Thabani Sibanda.

This time, they will have to confirm receipt of documents informing them of the transfer of their trial to the Pretoria High Court.

The documents include charge sheets and a list of state witnesses lined up for the trial.

The four are on trial for a foiled prison break on March 14. They allegedly tried to escape from Pretoria Central Prison by scaling the perimeter wall. A newspaper vendor raised the alarm.

Moyo escaped from the Boksburg prison in March last year and was re-arrested near the Beitbridge border post, in Limpopo, while making his way back into South Africa from Zimbabwe.

In August, he walked out of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court while on crutches. - Sapa