gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the alleged train arsonist who made a confession in court last week appeared quietly in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.  

Having assessed Thobela Xoseni's mental state, the district surgeon recommended that he be referred for 30 days' psychiatric observation.  Xoseni said nothing during the proceedings, in stark comparison to his outbursts a week earlier when he declared: "I burnt the trains."  He will be kept in the hospital wing at Pollsmoor Prison in Tokai until his next court appearance on 3 June.  The 30-year-old from Khayelitsha is accused of setting alight two trains at Cape Town station on Easter Sunday, causing damage estimated at R33m.


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