Two Cape Flats teenagers appeared in court today for allegedly starting a fire that burned 18 train carriages at Cape Town Train Station on 28 November.
The fire destroyed carriages worth R61 million rand and left many commuters stranded.
Cape Town Train Station had to be closed down temporarily because of the damage caused by the fire.
Police spokesperson, Novela Potelwa, said the duo were arrested after a member of the public recognized one of the suspects from the CCTV footage of the arson attack that was released.
The 14 year old suspect from Elsies River was arrested first after his teacher handed him over to the police, he then led police to the second suspect, a 15 year old from Delft.
The teens were remanded in juvenile custody until their next court appearance on January 9.
A R100 000 reward was offered by Metrorail for any useful information regarding the two suspects who were caught on camera.
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