The case against alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe is expected to resume on Friday in the High Court in Cape Town for a pretrial hearing.
The blaze destroyed huge parts of the National Assembly and caused extensive damage to other areas. Mafe faces several charges including arson, terrorism and theft.
Mafe did not attend the last pretrial two months ago, as he refused to leave his prison cell.
It’s estimated that it will cost R2 billion to rebuild Parliament.
The video below reports on Zandile Mafe not showing up for his case: