Zandile Mafe (born in Mahikeng) whose full name is Zandile Christman Mafe is a South African citizen who was accused of setting alight parliament on Sunday January 9 2022.
“Zandile was born and bred here at Lonely Park in Mahikeng. He started his grade 1 at Signal Hill Primary School before he proceeded to Sebopiwa Middle School,” said Matiwane, adding that he finished his grade 11 at Lapologang Secondary School before he left for Cape Town in 2000.
“I personally raised him because his parents passed away while they were still young. His mother had seven children. Unfortunately, only two are left.
“Zandile has a brother, Khalephile Mafe, who is a South African National Defence Force soldier.”
Zandile Mafe Arrest
Zandile Christmas Mafe, 49, who resides in Khayelitsha in an area called Site B, polarised opinions this week following his high-profile arrest.
Mafe, according to his family, relocated from Mahikeng in the North West to Cape Town in 2000 to seek greener pastures.