Zandile Mafe’s legal team to appeal court decision to deny him bail

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The defence team of alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe, say they will be appealing the decision that was handed down in the Cape Town Regional Court, to deny Mafe bail.

Magistrate Michelle Adams denied him bail saying there were no compelling circumstances for his release on bail.

He was arrested shortly after Parliament was set alight last month.

He remains in custody at Pollsmoor Prison after his defence applied to the High court for his discharge from Valkenberg Psychiatric hospital.

Mafe‘s Lawyer, Luvuyo Godla.

 “Now in my office, we will quickly draft correspondence, to transcribe the recording on an urgent basis and we will approach the High Court and appeal the matter on an urgent basis. This is our instruction from Mr Mafe.”

Suspected Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe denied bail:

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the decision of the Cape Town Regional Court to deny alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe bail.

NPA Spokesperson in the Western Cape, Eric Ntabazalila says there is a strong case against the accused.

“The next step is to ensure that we prove our case against the accused beyond any reasonable doubt. We believe that we have a strong case against the accused and the experienced and skilled investigating and prosecution team we have assembled will put up a strong case before the court that will result in a successful prosecution.”

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