26 Sep 2017

Man who died on Parliament grounds named

1:57 pm on 26 September 2017

The man who died after setting himself on fire outside Parliament last week has been named by police

Police said he was Zdenek Hanzlik, 60.

Mr Hanzlik burned himself next to the Richard Seddon statue on Parliament grounds at about 4pm last Tuesday afternoon.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died a day later.

Mr Hanzlik's death has been referred to the coroner.