Advocate Luvuyo Godla, the lawyer of suspected parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, says members of the Hawks have visited Mafe’s home in Mafikeng, in order to verify his identity and dispel rife speculation about who Mafe really is.
Mafe was arrested on Sunday, following the fire that gutted large parts of parliament in Cape Town.
Godla says he still has not seen Mafe’s charge sheet.
“His name is Zandile, it has since been confirmed. The identity is not an issue. When you arrest someone, the constitution says you must bring a person an accused person within 48 hours to court, coupled with that, you need to tell the person what are the charges. But that has not been the case with Mr Mafe, up until now, we have not seen video footage, I doubt if they do exist.”
Zandile Mae’s lawyer Luvuyo Godla speaks to the SABC:
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