The bail hearing of Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe was set to be heard on Saturday morning, 15 January in the Western Cape High Court, reports EWN, however, it has been postponed to next Saturday, 22 January.
Mafe has started his 30-day mental observation at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital after he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
The accused, Zandile Christmas Mafe’s legal representative was informed via email by the National Prosecuting Authority that he has now secured a bed at the facility, and will start his observation.
According to NPA, Mafe’s legal team wants to challenge their client’s referral to a psychiatric hospital. NPA spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, confirmed that the defence will be amending its conception to include their challenge on the referral, reports IOL.
“We have to deal with that first. That will be dealt with on Tuesday and the bail application will be dealt with on Saturday,” he told the media.
Meanwhile, the Hawks have further revealed that more arrests can be expected in the next few weeks.