Zandile Christmas Mafe’s legal team is questioning his confession, describing it as something that carries no weight.
Mafe appeared at the Cape Regional Court for an urgent bail application on Saturday.
During the hearing it was revealed that Mafe was planning to make a confession over his alleged involvement in the burning of the National Assembly, but instead Mafe decided to make some demands. In addition to demanding the resignation of the South African president, he was demanding the release of Janusz Waluś, the killer of SACP Secretary General Chris Hani who was killed in 1993 and an increase in the social grant to R1,500.
He also revealed he was a best friend of the late white supremacist AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche.
Mafe’s lawyer, Luvuyo Godla, told journalists that his so-called confession is questionable.
“The NPA said Mafe was going to make a confession but the things he said in court were totally questionable. Even the magistrate made it clear that the confession carries no weight,” said Godla.
Mafe also told the court that if he is granted bail on Friday he won’t run away because he is planning to sue the State.
Mafe was represented by Adv Dali Mpofu and has been held in custody at Pollsmoor Prison since his release from Valkenberg Psychiatric hospital.
The Cape Town Regional Court will hand down judgement in Mafe’s bail application on February 4.
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