Police are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged two offices at the Bellville police station in the early hours of Tuesday April 16.
Bellville police spokesperson Captain Jonathan Blankenberg said the damage was being assessed.
“Members saw smoke coming from a building at the back of the premises. The building is utilised by administrative personnel who were not inside at the time of the incident. No one was injured.”
He urged the public not to jump to conclusions about the cause of the fire as that could hamper the investigation.
“We need to give space for the investigation to take place,” he said.
Community Safety MEC Alan Winde called on provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula to ensure the station was operational again soon so as not to compromise public safety.
“As a service that is already under-resourced, incidents such as these only put further strain on SAPS. Should it be found that the blaze was due to negligence or a criminal act, perpetrators must be arrested and face the full might of the law.”