Suspect in court over SA Parly fire

Online Desk |  7 months ago | international

A man is set to appear in court on Tuesday in connection with the fire that engulfed South African parliament building on Sunday.

The 49-year-old was arrested and charged with housebreaking, theft and arson. 

He will also be charged under the National Key Point Act. 

Police say he was caught with suspected stolen property, after gaining entry to the parliamentary precinct. 

The matter has been referred to the Hawks' Crimes against the State team, for further investigation.