Parliament fire: Mafe’s lawyer wants confession thrown out

Cape Town – Zandile Mafe, the man who stands accused of setting Parliament on fire, will have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be granted bail.

Mafe was denied bail in the Cape Town Regional court last month and is now appealing to the High Court to let him out.

Mafe made several court appearance in the lower courts charged with arson, terrorism and housebreaking and theft.

He was also sent to Valkenburg Hospital after the state presented a document from a medical doctor stating that Mafe suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

His lawyers still maintain there is nothing wrong with him. They say the magistrate made a wrong decision in denying Mabe bail.

Judges James Lekhuleni and Daniel Thulare have reserved judgment.

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