PRETORIA – A suspect was arrested and charged with housebreaking and theft, arson and will also be charged under The National Key Point Act.
The suspect was allegedly caught with suspected stolen property after he gained entry to the parliamentary precinct in Cape Town unauthorised.
He was spotted by members of the Protection and Security Services (PSS) when they noticed the building was on fire.
The matter was referred to the Hawks’ Crimes Against the State (CATS) team for further investigation. The motive for his actions is subject to investigation.
#sapsHQ Man (49) allegedly linked to setting Parliament building alight to appear in court on 04/01 on charges of housebreaking and theft, arson and will also be charged under The National Key Point Act.#ParliamentFire NPhttps://t.co/mPRVJMtvNn pic.twitter.com/bz3R640BI8
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) January 3, 2022
“He is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate court on Tuesday, 4 January 2022,” South African Police Service said.
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