Parliament arson accused, Mafe stated he might take his case to constitutional Court

Zandile Mafe was denied a bail application after her appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. He vowed that he will continue to  fight or he will take the matter up to the Constitutional Court if necessary.

He was arrested in January following a fire at the Parliamentary precinct. The blaze also destroyed the National Assembly building and sections of the Old Assembly Chamber.

Mafe is charged with housebreaking with intent to commit terrorism and arson, and separate charges of terrorism, arson and theft.

His application was dismissed by Judge Daniel Thulare and Judge Constance Nziweni. Meanwhile, a third judge, James Lekhuleni, added that he would have agreed to Mafe's release on bail.

by Everngelista Muza