Parliament Fire | Mafe out of hospital and into prison

File: Zandile Mafe. AFP/Gianluigi Guercia

JOHANNESBURG - Alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, has been released from Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital.

He was sent there for a mental evaluation.

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Mafe has been transferred to Pollsmoor Prison.

The man accused of setting Parliament alight was ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

It came after a submission by a prosecutor that he had a mental condition.

Mafe, however, launched a legal bid to overturn the order.

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The Western Cape High Court granted the application.

Mafe will remain in custody at Pollsmoor Prison until his bail hearing this weekend.


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