His bail bid, set down for last Saturday, was moved to today, following consultations. Mafe was in isolation after contracting covid-19. According to the SABC, he faces charges of housebreaking, arson, terrorism and theft. Mafe was arrested shortly after the blaze caused extensive damage to the National Assembly.
There’s a heavy police and media presence outside the Cape Town Regional Court where alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe, is expected to apply for bail.