Mhangazo had his arson charge changed to lighting or causing an open fire without proper authority.
The Tanzanian national maintains that he is being wrongly accused.
The fire has been largely contained with firefighting efforts now focused on Deer Park and the Disa Park towers in Vredehoek.
The fire burnt nearly 50 hectares of veld from Deer Park in the east to Higgovale in the west across the mountain’s lower frontal slope.
“Only one house in Rugby Road was damaged as a result of the fire,”