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Court postpones Zandile Mafe’s bail application

Zandile Christmas Mafe was arrested in connection with the fire in Parliament. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

Zandile Christmas Mafe was arrested in connection with the fire in Parliament. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Jan 15, 2022

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Durban - THE Western Cape has postponed Zandile Mafe's bail application to next week.

According to the NPA this is because Mafe's legal team wants to challenge their client's referral to a psychiatric hospital.

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NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the defence is going to amend its notion to include their challenge on the referral.

"We have to deal with that first. That will be dealt with on Tuesday and the bail application will be dealt with on Saturday," he told the media.

Mafe is accused of starting a fire at the Parliament precinct on January 2. He was not in court on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Hawks have revealed that more arrests are expected in the coming weeks.

Mafe is currently being treated at the Valkenburg Psychiatric Hospital in Cape Town.

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