Jan 25, 2022

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Forensic experts comb scene of fire at department of justice office in Cape Town

Forensic investigators are combing the scene at the Department of Justice’s regional office in Cape Town where a wooden door was allegedly set on fire.

The thick door that leads to a side fire escape of the eight-story building on Queen Victoria Street was partially burned when TimesLIVE visited the crime scene on Friday.

Investigators were seen taking swab samples from two plastic bottles that lay at the base of the burned door.

Overlooks the office the Parliament, which is a few dozen meters away on the other side of Company Gardens.

The fire departments of the City of Cape Town previously had the National Assembly building in Parliament. passed the Hawks after it was allegedly set on fire by Zandile Christmas Mafe on January 1st.

There was no immediate indication that the two fires were linked. TimesLIVE is soliciting a comment from SAPS and will update this article.

Mafe is charged with setting fire to the building with a flammable liquid, a charge on which he is charged under the Explosives Act.

He faces two charges of arson, burglary and theft for alleged theft of dishes and documents, as well as a violation of the Key Points Act.

He is expected to appear in the district court on January 11th from Cape Town appear for a formal bail hearing.

In a third incident involving the judiciary, a man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly smashing the windows of the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg with a hammer. He should appear in court on Friday.

This is a development story.