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Parliament fire suspect applies for bail in Cape Town court

Zandile Mafe is accused of torching parliament on January 2 2022.
Zandile Mafe is accused of torching parliament on January 2 2022.
Image: Esa Alexander

Alleged parliament fire suspect Zandile Mafe is set to apply for bail on Saturday in Cape Town.

The 49-year-old's legal counsel, Dali Mpofu, arrived at 10am at the regional court amid a strong police presence and a small group of Mafe supporters singing outside.

Mafe has been in custody since January 2 when a fire broke out at the parliament buildings, leaving the National Assembly gutted.

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