SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – CAPE TOWN – LEGAL 18 JAN 2022 (19:45)

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the referral of Zandile Mafe to Valkenberg Hospital after his arrest in connection with the fire at Parliament. Judge President John Hlophe declared the order unlawful, saying that Mafe was not questioned at all before being referred for psychiatric observation by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. Hlophe added that The further detention of Mr Mafe in Valkenberg is unlawful and should come to an end with immediate effect. Mafe’s bail application will be heard in the Cape Town Regional Court on Saturday, 22 January 2022.

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