Hlophe says Mafe has been treated unlawfully see details. Zandile Mafe had his first time on the stand in court were he got to give his encounter of what happened on the day of the fire, this came after he was diagnoised with paranoid schizophrenia by the district surgeon. Mafe said his was woken up by a white man who went on to tell him to follow him if he did not want to be in trouble.
The Cape Town Magistrates Court last week ordered that Mafe be sent to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital for observation, however in a partial sitting it was concluded that Mafe be released from the hospital first thin Wednesday morning by Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe.Mafe’s bail hearing will be held on Saturday .
“This judgment is going to be reserved. We would like the benefit of that judgment in writing. My learned sister has agreed to write that judgment. We can assure you, the judgment will be delivered within the prescribed time, which is three months,” Judge Hlophe said.
Hlophe went on to note that Mafe’s stint at Valkenberg Hospital is unlawful.
“We realise that he cannot be released now, we’re not going to make crazy orders. He should be released first thing tomorrow morning and be placed in a normal correctional facility and taken out of Valkenberg. That order was made improperly and unlawfully,” he said.