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S.African Parliament fire suspect starts mental observation – Cape Town News

In a press release, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) mentioned 49-12 months-previous Zandile Christmas Mafe appeared at Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, and was ordered to be admitted for observation, experiences Xinhua news company.

In Mafe’s second showing at court docket earlier this week, it was revealed that he was identified of paranoid schizophrenia after being despatched for mental observation by the state on January 3 and the NPA argued for his referral to a psychiatric hospital.

Mafe at present faces fees of terrorism, burglary with intent to steal and theft, two counts of arson and possession of an explosive system.

The suspect was arrested on January 2, when the fire broke out, with suspected stealing property after he gained entry to the parliamentary precinct with out authorization, in keeping with the police.

The fire lasted greater than 70 hours, severely damaging the constructing of the National Assembly (NA), the decrease home, and utterly burned down the NA chamber.

It additionally triggered intensive injury to the century-previous Old Assembly constructing that homes the National Council of Provinces, the higher home.

The southern African nation has three capitals.

Besides Cape Town, the 2 others are the executive capital Pretoria that hosts the nationwide authorities and the presidency, and the judicial capital Bloemfontein that hosts the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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