South Africa parliament arson suspect faces terrorism charge

South African prosecutors said Tuesday the man accused of setting South Africa's parliament on fire now faces an additional charge of terrorism.

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire burning in the National Assembly, the main chamber of the South African Parliament buildings in Cape Town, on January 3, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

A new charge said the "accused is guilty of the offence of contravening the provisions of ... the protection of constitutional democracy against terrorist and related activities", according to a court document seen by AFP.