- Luvuyo Godla has been accused of receiving payment from the Economic Freedom Fighters to represent the Parliament fire suspect
- Godla denies these rumours and says that he believes that Mafe is an innocent man who is being framed
- Mafe's lawyer said that he believes South Africa is giving the case too much attention and that there are more important issues to focus on
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CAPE TOWN - Zandile Mafe's lawyer, Luvuyo Godla, has been accused of receiving payment from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to represent the Parliament fire suspect. Godla denies these rumours.
“It does not have anything to do with EFF and it does not come from EFF,” Godla said.
Hawks claim Zandile Mafe confessed to starting the Parliament fire
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Matiwane said that he does not think the confession took place and wants to see concrete evidence before believing that his brother started a fire at a national key point.
However, Godla believes that it was a coerced confession, which any court does not acknowledge. Mafe's lawyer is surprised that he has not received a charge sheet but says that that could be proof that his client is innocent.
SA reacts to Parliament fire report, thanks CT mayor
In earlier news about this case, Briefly News recently reported that the City of Cape Town's Fire Department has released a report following the fire at the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town. Geordin Hill-Lewis, the Mayor of Cape Town, said that the report strived to be as transparent and objective as possible.
The report, which has been submitted to the Speaker of Parliament for comment, states that it is not extensive but rather consists of observations by those firefighters who help to extinguish the blaze.
The City is limited in the extent to which it can impose fire safety regulations on Parliament as it is a national key point and therefore does not fall under their direct jurisdiction.
Source: Briefly News