Kaya News Reporter
Mafe appeared in court on Saturday to make his bail appeal, where most media outlets were barred entry.
National Prosecuting Authority’s Eric Ntabazalila said media should have sent applications to attend and cover the court proceedings ahead of time.
Only a handful of journalists were allowed into the court.
Mafe’s defence team put forward an application to contest the psychiatric evaluation, which will now be heard only on Tuesday.
He has reportedly been diagnosed with paranoid schizoprenia.
Led by Dali Mpofu, his legal team are requesting an urgent bail application.
The postponement comes because the application needs two judges present to make a ruling.
According to Ntabazalila, judges are still on leave and the matter can only be attended to in the week.
Should the psychiatric evaluation go ahead, Mafe will undergo a 30-day observation at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital.
Zandile Mafe has been accused of Schedule 6 terrorism and faces charges of possession of an explosive device, two counts of arson, and the destruction of essential infrastructure.