Teenager in for questioning following Cape Town train arson attacks

A teenager in Ruyterwacht has been taken in for questioning in connection with the Cape Town train arson attacks.
This as one of the pupils that attends the same school with the 14-year-old recognised the identikit released by Metrorail of two suspects sought in connection with the blaze in the early hours of November 28.
A school teacher, who was alerted on Monday afternoon, immediately went to the house of the pupil. Independent Media reports that a member of the Elsies River Community Policing Forum said that the learner’s grandmother told the teacher that her grandson told her he was one of the two guys who allegedly set the train alight. Furthermore, the learner also told his grandmother that he was threatened by the second suspect from Delft, who said if he didn’t co-operate his family would be hurt.
It’s believed that the pupil also told investigators the whereabouts of the second suspect and where he lives in Delft.
18 train carriages worth R61million were destroyed at Cape Town station.
The pair are to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court once they have been charged. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said they heard rumours about an arrest, but didn’t get any official confirmation from the police as yet.

Done By: Mitchum George


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