Monday, April 25, 2022

Suspected Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe, set to challenge the dismissal of his bail bid

 Alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe will make a court appearance on Monday morning to challenge the dismissal of his bail bid. The 49-year-old man was arrested in January after he allegedly set fire to Parliament's National Assembly building.

The state alleges that Mafe entered the Parliament precinct through a window before he blaze he started gutted the building hours later.

In February he was denied bail after he failed prove before, the Cape Town Regional Court exceptional circumstances as to why he should be released.

He faces charges of housebreaking with the intent to commit arson and terrorism, theft, arson as well as a separate terrorism charge. His defence team claims that Mafe is innocent and that he is being used as a scapegoat. The case has been remanded until 12 May as further investigations are being done.



by Everngelista Muza

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