South Africa 4.7.2014 04:51 pm

Man appears in court for Pta ‘petrol bomb’ attack

Forensics and police get ready to investigate the entrance of the Health Department in Pretoria that was set on fire on 2 July 2014. The suspect was arrested and there were no injuries reported. Picture: Christine Vermooten

Forensics and police get ready to investigate the entrance of the Health Department in Pretoria that was set on fire on 2 July 2014. The suspect was arrested and there were no injuries reported. Picture: Christine Vermooten

The case against a man who allegedly set the reception area of the health department building in Pretoria alight has been postponed to August, the SABC reported on Friday.

The matter was postponed in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court to allow the 64-year-old to go for psychological evaluation. He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with arson.

He allegedly set the building on fire after he was refused entry to the building to meet health minister Aaron Motsoaledi about an HIV/Aids cure, the broadcaster reported.

The man would remain in custody.

 Sapa

 

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