South African parliament fire suspect appears in court

The man accused of setting fire to South Africa's parliament was back in a Cape Town court Friday. Zandile Mafe faces charges of housebreaking, theft and arson after a January 2nd blaze destroyed the parliamentary complex in Cape Town.

Prosecution lawyers told court Friday that facial recognition experts had positively identified Mafe from video footage collected on the day of the fire.

"The facial recognition has been confirmed. The report has come back and has positively confirmed it was him who was in Parliament on the day. That report is with us but more information on it will be mentioned during the trial," said Eric Ntabzalila, National Prosecuting Authority spokesman