Zandile Mafe facing terrorrism charges

The man accused of starting the fire that gutted parts of Parliament, Zandile Mafe is now facing a terrorism charge.

Mafe made a second appearance in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

He had to undergo psychiatric evaluation after his arrest earlier this month and it’s been found that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

The State wants Mafe to be admitted to the Valkenberg psychiatric facility for 30 days.

Dali Mpofu has joined Mafe’s defence.

He requested that the matter be adjourned for him to consult with his client.

The defence, however, argued that he should be released on bail.